The beginning of the year is the time to reflect on the past and make future plans. On that note, let's talk about breaking work-schedule norms.
Soul-searching, from the UK to Paris in 365 Days
I'm a 52-year-old American-Parisienne on a journey, from the UK to Paris in a year. What would the child I was think of the adult I am becoming?
Dear Louisiana (I’m looking at you, Lafayette.)
Dear Louisiana/Lafayette, I know I wrote about Seattle and not about you after my visit in the U.S. this past summer, but that doesn’t mean I forgot about you. Not for one minute. In fact, what can I say? I had no idea I would miss you so much. What with your driving culture and …
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Dear Seattle, I’m concerned.
Dear Seattle, It’s been really great to see you again. The last time we met, you were cold, grey, rainy and full of tents. And I was definitely in a dark space. Although I've always kinda loved your classic morose days, I must admit your blue skies have been glorious. The other day, I was …
Trains, Reigns and Other Exciting Things to Do in Edinburgh
The past couple of blog entries have centered around my sudden uprooting – the death of my beautiful grandmother, leaving Louisiana and living in an upside-down world. This one is different. I’m still trying to figure everything out, but there’s no reason why I can’t do it while sightseeing like a royal. Before heading off …
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Searching for Body, Mind and Soul Food in Scotland
Once upon a time, a Louisiana-Seattle-New York woman attempted to go back in time but instead found herself heading toward the future. Turns out, learning how to drive a stick really is pretty useful. Magnificent sunsets. Sunrise at 8:30am. Dizzying roundabouts. And maddeningly flip-flopped everything, from the side of the car to the side of …
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Does the Sun Ever Shine in Seattle?
"Sunny" (↓Jump to Video↓) It finally hit me. I do not want to be in Seattle. How often I’ve dreamed of returning, and only a few days after doing so, I want to leave. I want to go home. There's no sunshine in Seattle. It's only wind and rain and darkness. I knew that, but …
Mosquito Supper Club Cookbook
I'm excited to share with my readers the latest addition to my cookbook collection, Mosquito Supper Club, offering Louisiana recipes and delicious coastal accounts.
“My Grape Year” – by Laura Bradbury
I did not expect to experience the flood of emotions I did while reading Laura Bradbury’s My Grape Year. One of Amazon Prime's books to borrow on Kindle, it looked like a fun, light read reminiscent of one of those YA travel-to-France-and-fall-in-love novels that used to captivate my teenage mind. Somehow I got wrapped up …
The Writings on the Bathroom Wall
A few of my latrinalia (bathroom wall art) findings from the women's bathroom walls of my latest university.