DEAR HARRIETTE: My daughter is a pastry chef, and she lives and works at a luxury resort in Las Vegas. I am so proud of her because she is living her dream. She recently received an invitation from a top culinary school in Paris, offering her a scholarship. She is so excited about going to Paris, but I am nervous wreck after the recent terrorist attacks. I want my daughter to live her dream, but not until it is safe in Paris. What do I do? Do I make her stay in Vegas or allow her to go to France? -- American Girl, Las Vegas
DEAR AMERICAN GIRL: It is perfectly understandable that you would be concerned for your daughter's safety. Sadly, you cannot protect her from terrorism in the United States, either. Witness the countless seemingly random acts of terrorism that have occurred stateside in just the past few months. My vote would be to let her go -- with caution. Find out from the school where she would live and what her environment would be like. Give her your blessing.