Recent Posts - page 3

  • Summertime in Paris

    It’s quiet here. Not so much in the tourist areas, which are as inundated as ever. But in the 11th where I live, signs hang on most doorways announcing extended closures. Here, we are in the midst of an age-old migration:… Read More ›

  • Paris, Ella Fitzgerald and me

    I should tell you that I’m writing this blog post because it’s been a while; I’ve missed you; I wanted to catch up. But those would be lies. I’m writing this blog post because I’ve run out of things to… Read More ›

  • Charity Bird

    Charity Bird was half Lenape and half French. Born in New Jersey, she ultimately became a homesteader, moving to North Dakota with her husband, James. Eventually, they would have six children before Charity died in childbirth. The baby lived—a girl…. Read More ›

  • A Pilgrimage to Paris . . .

    It’s been a dreary winter in Paris, a fitting backdrop as I’ve trudged through the Middle Ages. I thought I’d be finished in one rainy afternoon. After all, didn’t we learn in school that it was also called the Dark… Read More ›

  • A Hike Through Bordeaux

    It was drizzling as Pat and I stepped off the train at the Saint-Émilion station, so we pulled up our hoods and covered our backpacks before charting the path on my cell phone. We turned away from the ancient wine town… Read More ›