Sometimes you just have to write…

When graffiti is okay

Let’s look at a particular type of graffiti: the kind that names the person writing it, often accompanied by a date.

August 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Forbidden spaces

  What intrigues me almost as much as the chateaux we’ve been visiting, is what we usually haven’t seen.  The rooms that are all done up for the tourists, dressed … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Picture perfect?

I have an uncanny gift for blinking or looking plain weird just as the picture is taken

August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Driving, Dutch-style

One culture chooses to flout law #1 and obey law #2, while another culture obeys law #1 and flouts law #2.

August 21, 2013 · 8 Comments

French Anti-Semitism

Visiting World War II sites made me think about the Nazis, of course, which made me think of the Holocaust, which made me think of anti-Semitism as it still exists … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

Another museum review? Not exactly…

I wasn’t going to post anything more about world war museums or sites. I figured people aren’t too interested in hearing about them, so the two reviews I’ve already written … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Traveling via airbnb

We looked into renting an RV for this vacation. And we looked into hotels and bed & breakfasts. Given that we recently bought a house, those options were all too … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · 3 Comments

Review: the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum

Since I reviewed a museum last week – the In Flanders Field Museum in Ypres – it only makes sense for me to review the museum I visited yesterday. Even … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hot enough for you?

I’ve spent the last week in Marseille, a big city in the south of France. I came here for two reasons: In the hopes that it would help me focus … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Parlez-vous français?

Il y a trente ans je parlais français courament. That means (I think) that thirty years ago I spoke French fluently. Clearly I don’t anymore, and that’s extremely frustrating. I’ve … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 5 Comments