Category Archives: Life in General

Hollow in the Middle

“We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.”                                                                                                       -Eduardo Galeano I’m still not exactly sure what possessed me to say yes. I mean, a wine jury? Sure, I drink a lot of wine … Continue reading

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To Be or Not to Be…Why Ask the Question?

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”  -Voltaire Just last month, my husband (we’ll call him MB) and I were in Paris during the train (SNCF) strikes. During this strike something like 2 out of every 3 trains … Continue reading

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Sweating in Jeans Town

“Oh.  Okay,” I think to myself as I wave at the friend I am meeting.  “So THAT is what we are wearing.”  I walk across the street, briskly, in my spandex pants, sports bra top, and tennis shoes. After the … Continue reading

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6 Years and 6 Things

Recently, the folks over at HiFX contacted me about contributing to their expat tip page which is part of a new campaign they are working on to give expats some helpful and honest advice and it couldn’t have come at … Continue reading

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My Dirty Little Secret

“I HATE EVERYTHING – nothing is ever just easy,” I am stomping around the house in full tempter-tantrum – Scarlett-style. MB looks at me silently with no reaction (he has learned to let me just wear myself out…much like one … Continue reading

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When You Have Paris

There is never any ending to Paris and the memory of each person who has lived in it differs from that of any other. We always returned to it no matter who we were or how it was changed or … Continue reading

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Nerding Out with Time Travel

   “Um…dude, this is awesome.  That is a wolf over there!  All of these buildings are so old and I love all the campsites – is that chick making lace?!  Someone over there is spinning wool?!  WHAAAA?!!  Man, people are … Continue reading

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