Pour Catherine

Je crois que, dans les dix(!) ans d’écriture sur ce blog, ce poste-ci est le premier que j’écris en français, malgré le fait que j’habite en France plus ou moins depuis 2013. Mais ce poste, il est différent. Ce poste est un hommage, pour la dame qui se fût occupée de moi, qui m’eut accueillie– bras ouverts, chez elle, sans hesitation et jamais sans rien … Continue reading Pour Catherine

Looking Back on 2018

Overall, 2018 was an interesting (but solid!) year. In regards to travel, I went to three new countries (Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore), and revisited favorite past destinations (Edinburgh, London, Paris, Bruges, Brussels), in addition to discovering new corners of previously visited countries (Northern England, The Scottish Highlands, Ibiza!) Even better, I had different sets of visitors all through the year, and got to spend Christmas back in … Continue reading Looking Back on 2018

Life Recap: November and December 2018

I originally started blogging in order to create a helpful and informative TAPIF blog as well as to record my travels during my “Year in France”. However, as time has passed on, the style and purpose of my blog has shifted. I have also realized that I simply like having a dedicated space where records of my life have been documented over the past few … Continue reading Life Recap: November and December 2018

Burnout.

Hi. It’s been awhile. It’s become pretty clear to many that I’ve let this space of mine slide further and further off of my radar for the past year-and-a-half or so. I didn’t want to admit it– not to myself, not to my followers, not to anyone; but it’s time to face reality. I’ve let this blog slowly collect the occasional comments and traffic without … Continue reading Burnout.

Life Recap: September + October 2018

I originally started blogging in order to create a helpful and informative TAPIF blog as well as to record my travels during my “Year in France”. However, as time has passed on, the style and purpose of my blog has shifted. I have also realized that I simply like having a dedicated space where records of my life have been documented over the past few … Continue reading Life Recap: September + October 2018

Life Recap: August 2018

I originally started blogging in order to create a helpful and informative TAPIF blog as well as to record my travels during my “Year in France”. However, as time has passed on, the style and purpose of my blog has shifted. I have also realized that I simply like having a dedicated space where records of my life have been documented over the past few … Continue reading Life Recap: August 2018

Two Weeks in Malaysia and Singapore

In September of 2017, a colleague approached me to ask if I’d be interested in chaperoning a student trip to Malaysia at the end of June. Of course, I responded with an enthusiastic “Yes!” and embarked on a fourteen-day trip with two colleagues and 21 high school students from mid-June until early July- a great way to kick off the summer.   Working with Happy … Continue reading Two Weeks in Malaysia and Singapore