Aimer, Vivre, et Voyager For Ever and For Always

Today was colder. The last week was sunny and warm, but today the Big Gray returned to Troyes. Yet evidence of spring remained. On what was my very last walk to school, as I pulled my scarf tighter around my neck to combat the breeze, I passed a beautifully flowering tree. As the wind blew,…

Moments detached from time

There are moments in life when all that is left to do is sit back, sip your wine, and wonder at the spectacular beauty of the world. These are the moments I chase. This is why I travel. This is why I sit through the awkwardness and the discomfort that often come with living as…

Food for Kings (and Queens!)

My all-time favorite dessert is pumpkin pie. I absolutely adore pumpkin pie, with just a dollop of fluffy white whipped cream on top. I spend my entire year looking forward to the fall, yes, for the beautiful autumn colors and the crisp clear air, but also for the pumpkin pie. Is it the waiting that…

Il était une fois Noël…

And after a good long break…we’re back! Enjoy some photos from the past month: the nice-effort Christmas lights of Troyes; the stunning decorations of Strasbourg, France’s Christmas markets; a brief jaunt into Germany; Christmas holidays with the family; and some other extra tidbits!

Holiday Cheer

A little vin chaud, some Christmas songs to sing along to, and plates full of cookies to decorate (and eat!) make the gray Troyes weather much more bearable.

What’s in a Name

As I was sitting in a room full of French high-school students yesterday, I got to thinking about names. Midway through the English lesson I was observing my colleague teach, a student had a question. He raised his hand, but Jean-Philippe didn’t see him. “Monsieur?” the student then called out to him, finally grabbing the…

Out & About in Troyes

More of me pretending to be a fabulous photographer. Out and around in Troyes in the autumn.

Quelle Coïncidence!

My life has always seemed curiously full of coincidences. They’ve allowed me to live in the places I’ve loved , work the jobs that have shaped my world-view, and meet the people who have changed my life. Getting to where I am now (currently sitting on our couch, in my apartment in the very center…

Hello World

A visual introduction to my new world here in Troyes