Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Coffee Cup

Today is a fundamentally boring day, a Chore Saturday. Chore Saturday is the Saturday after payday when you deal with all the things you’ve been putting off, such as the shopping, the laundry, the library books and the dishes.  I … Continue reading

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Making it work

For practically the first time inmy life I am really independent. Independent and poor. Want me to tell you what that means? What urban, first-world, working-woman poverty means? ZAt least in France? It means walkibngg past Fabrice’s burger shop (which … Continue reading

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If a river runs through it…

I just got back from a mini-trip to Sète, one of my favourite towns in France. As a freelance journalist, you find yourself on at least one mailing list related to every story you’ve ever covered. In addition to ‘Association … Continue reading

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Friends

I spent the entire morning of my day off running around, picking up things I had forgotten to include in a long-promised care package to Emilie, Pierre and Nadège, forgot the packing tape, walked the 15 minutes back to get … Continue reading

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Bonjour 2012 part 2- Are you smarter than a French 19 year old?

OK readers…2011 was a year in which a lot happened around the world. Let’s see how you do on the news quiz I adapted for my second-year community college international trade students! The Canadian questions at the bottom are just … Continue reading

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Bonjour 2012! Part one

So I haven’t posted since the end of December? Really, I haven’t? Gosh. After dropping my mother off in Montpellier I went on up to Paris for New Years to see a jazz concert and hopefully dance. A spontaneous, one … Continue reading

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