Category Archives: Culture

Moving

My family and I recently made the move out of Paris to the lovely tiny village, Saint-Rémy-Lès-Chevreuse.  It’s a 45 minute RER ride to Chatelet/Les Halles (1eme) and takes me now in total about 60 minutes door to door.  In … Continue reading

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My New Baby

Having a baby in France is special.  While pregnant, you can cut in the front of the line at grocery store, post office and SNCF train ticketing office.  The special treatment is not just when waiting line, people all over the … Continue reading

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Things to do in Paris

I just finished listening to the re-play of the 2000 This American Life episode “An American in Paris” which features David Sedaris and others stories about living here.  I particularly related to David Sedaris’ thought that many of the people … Continue reading

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Three Months of Bed Rest

Years ago I said to myself “If I’m ever on bed rest I’ll learn calligraphy.” Random thought on a lot of levels but on March 5th I found myself faced with indefinite bed rest. Just two weeks before I found … Continue reading

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Flossing

A friend told me in high school “don’t floss all your teeth, only the ones you want to keep.”  I have followed that advice over the years.  I think the Americans who are reading this can remember going to the … Continue reading

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The Cat in the Window

Yesterday I went to the American Library monthly book sale.  It sells a paperback for 2€ and a hardback for 3€.  This is my third visit and I am still not disappointed.  The American Library is located in the 7eme, … Continue reading

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Generalizations

 Americans have asked me about how the French can stay so thin and still eat bread, butter, cheese and sweets.  It’s assumed it’s because they walk so much and that may be partially true but from my observations is it … Continue reading

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