Author Archive: Buck Jones

Buck Jones is a writer and entrepreneur who lives in Paris. His first novel, The Influentials, will be published summer 2013.

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The Ten Best Reasons to L’amour La France

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Recently I wrote an article celebrating ten things America still does best, and in the interest of fraternite with my newly adopted home of France, it is perhaps laudable to consider those aspects of France that are also exceptional. Too often I see the world as an endless parade of misfits, blunders, and tragedies — […]

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An American in Paris: ‘Ten Things America Does Best, and What I Miss Most’

| July 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

I left Los Angeles to live in Paris shortly before President George W. Bush’s reelection, and it’s safe to say that I was anything but a cheerleader for all things American. In fact, there are many things about the U.S. that I don’t like. But in the spirit of celebrating Lady Liberty on her recent […]

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Gay Republicans: Still Logrolling for the Wrong Team

| September 19, 2012 | 4 Comments

  Recently in Washington, D.C., the pariah’d subsect of the G.O.P, the L.C.R. (Log Cabin Republicans), hosted their annual Spirit of Lincoln Awards dinner. While feasting on obtuseness, flights-of-fancy, and cold mashed potatoes, they patted themselves on the back and said what a fine job they’de done making their Party more gay-friendly than Twilight twinks […]

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One Neighborhood, Five Things – Marais, Paris

| June 12, 2012

    How many Americans, at some point in their lives, dream of living in Paris?  Few actually make the move, but for those who do, the reality is seldom like the storybook tale they envision. As an American who has lived in Paris for over five years now, I can tell you that the […]

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Comment dit-on ‘Soap Opera’ en Français ?

| May 11, 2012 | 4 Comments

PARIS  – Most of you have already learned that the French elected a new (gasp!) Socialist president, yet few of you could actually give a souris’s ass. If you knew, however, that the grand soap opera that is les politiques Français — one that makes American follies pale pedestrian in comparison — was this over-the-top, […]

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