Human Parts
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Human Parts

THIS IS US

How to Be a Tourist

Unrolling the map of yourself a little farther

Tourists filling Sacré Coeur (photo by me)

Paris in the summer is hot and not really built for heat. Air-conditioning is rare, as is ice, and the only cold things we regularly experience are the looks from Parisians after confirming their suspicions that we are Americans. Still, even sweaty this city earns its reputation as beautiful and ancient yet…

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Roblin Meeks

Roblin Meeks

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Essayist, lapsed professional philosopher, associate dean of ice cream. Author of creative nonfiction about work, love, self and other stuff. Welcome, pals.