I am an African American who has lived in Switzerland through the years, and Geneva has been my base for a long time. About 15 years ago or so, I needed to go to Paris on business. Normally this was no big deal, but this happened to be during a period when France was hard hit by terrorist attacks, and the government had instituted a program called Vigi-Pirate which basically tightened internal security and also temporarily required that Americans coming to France would need to have a visa to enter the country.

I headed to the French consulate to apply…

bill carney

Bill Carney is originally from New York City, but has spent a third of his life in each of Africa, Europe and the United States. He is a parent and professor.

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