Unless you have been living under a rock for the past six months or so, you’ve probably heard of Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish girl with Asperger’s Syndrome who began the #SchoolStrikeForClimate back in September. Inspired by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s #MarchForOurLives, Greta realized that the only way to get politicians to really respond to climate change was to start striking … Continue reading Adopting a Zero-Waste Lifestyle
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
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably become familiar with the Gilet Jaunes (Yellow Vest) movement which has spread like wildfire across France in the span of just a few weeks. I realize I am a bit late to the party in regards to writing about these events, so I wanted to share some links of fellow bloggers who I feel covered the … Continue reading Let’s Talk About the Yellow Vests
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
Those of you who know me personally are aware of the carte de séjour woes I went through when I was hired by the international school in 2016. For those of you who don’t know, when you are renewing a visa from France (which you normally can do after your first initial year as long as your contract is renewed), you do the renewal at … Continue reading I Got a Carte Pluriannuelle!
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: June + July 2018
On July 15th, 2018, France’s Men’s Soccer (Football) team won the World Cup for the second time, and for first time in twenty years (the first time being in 1998). I was in Lille in 2016 during the Euro Cup, and although I have never been much of a soccer fan (much less, a fan of men’s soccer) I did get into the World Cup … Continue reading Let’s Unpack Trevor Noah and Race Relations in France