Miscellany · Past life: Living in France 2008

Musings from a cafe

While four weeks here doesn’t give me tremendous insight, I’ve made some observations from various seats at multiple cafes in Paris, Lille, Dijon, Nuit-Saint-Georges, and Tours.–No BlueTooth: I’ve not seen one person using it, and I’m out and about very often. Cities of any size, small towns: Everyone has their phone up to his ear.–I’ve… Continue reading Musings from a cafe

Miscellany · Past life: Living in France 2008

Food journal

New foods* I have tried so far in France:–Baked rabbit over pasta–Shredded carrots with vinegar and tuna–Parsley salad with tomato, goat cheese, and olive oil + balsamic vinegar (high in “veetamin C,” says my host mother)–Roquefort cheese mixed with butter on toast–Baked artichoke with olive oil + balsamic vinegar (okay, not new for many Americans,… Continue reading Food journal

Miscellany · Past life: Living in France 2008

Apologies to viewers, a melon-thump to Blogger

Pardon, dear readers, while I continue to futz around with Blogger templates and spacing and the like. Blogger isn’t so WYSIWYG (old school: what you see is what you get) anymore.I’ll endeavor to get it right, for me as much for you…irregular spacing drives me crazy. (Okay, basically, it’s just ’cause I can’t control it–I… Continue reading Apologies to viewers, a melon-thump to Blogger