A Year in the Life – Part Deux

A Year in the Life – Part Deux

Our journey back into “normal” life started in North Carolina, which is where my parents and sisters live. First on the list of items needed for our new life? A car. Pff (that is a French expression for annoyance). We haven’t had a car now for at least 3 years, and... read more
A Year in the Life

A Year in the Life

In some ways it seems like only a minute has passed since we left France. And in some ways it seems like forever. Since landing in the United States, we have visited family in North Carolina, Ohio, and Michigan. We went on a cross-country trip that included The... read more
European Vacation

European Vacation

My sister and her family decided to spend Spring Break in France this year. I was overjoyed to spend a little over a week with them on their vacation. Neal, however, opted out. For one thing, he has had his fill of travel over the past year, and we are getting ready... read more
Repatriation

Repatriation

It’s decision-making time in Toulouse. Before starting this adventure we agreed to evaluate our situation after one year and decide if our move to France would go beyond a one year sabbatical. I won’t tease you; we’ve decided to return to the U.S. It... read more
What France Does Better

What France Does Better

Le Pain Bread When we first arrived in France, we had a couple of baguettes, and were slightly confused. Bread is not just bread in France, it is a phenomenon – a way of life. And honestly our first experience was a little lackluster. Then we figured out the secret –... read more
What America Does Better

What America Does Better

My wife is a Francophile. She loves French people, French cities, French food, and pretty much anything else found within the boundaries of France. Six months of living in France have done little to cure her. I on the other hand am more skeptical. I’m skeptical... read more

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