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Photo of the….

Back in Montreal and completely exhausted from a night of attempting to sleep in a train seat that was screwed to a wall. I’m not much of a photo poster, but I took this in Ste-Anne-des-Monts in the Gaspé. That’s … Continue reading

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A big blue map!

While looking at the personal website of a potential source, I discovered this really cool embedded map app that allows you to highlight every place you’ve visited. Unfortunately, unlike the late, great Facebook “Where I’ve Been” map app, there’s no … Continue reading

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A pertinent coda to what I wrote earlier…

With thanks to my friend Nathalie Kleinschmit, and also to the original creator of the meme (if that’s you, please say something so I can credit you):

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Another year…

Well, well, well, another birthday… A few years ago I was wondering about the Birthday Threshold– when getting older stopped making you feel like a cooler, more sophisticated person and started making you feel like you’d just passed another landmark … Continue reading

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Gate A-4

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
Gate A-4 By Naomi Shihab Nye: Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any…

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Another January 12

January 12 again, the anniversary of the devastating Haiti earthquake. Rather than post a long, hand-wringing lament, I figured I would be positive and post some photos from my own visit to Haiti last year. Some of the pictures do … Continue reading

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L’énigme du retour

Ca fait des mois que je n’ai rien écrit en français dans cet espace. En ce moment où je pense avec nostalgie de mon aventure haïtienne, je pense au livre L’Énigme du retour de Dany Laferrière, ce poème en prose qui est … Continue reading

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I’ll be home for Christmas…

For the first time in at least five years, I’ll be home– in the States– for Christmas. Last year, Mom and I were in Haiti. In 2012, Mom came to Quebec City. In 2011, I was living in France and … Continue reading

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A few simple rules

At the Baltimore Farmer’s Market today (yes, I’m in Baltimore visiting family, and I’ll try to work in a few interesting posts about the local flora and fauna) I ran into a woman a few years older than me who … Continue reading

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Sundown in the Sahara

Originally posted on Penning from Planes:
I’m awake, and the silence is deafening. Inside an open enclave of hanging rugs and heavy quilts, the sun is cresting over a towering dune in the distance, slowly hunting darkness from a mess…

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