Monthly Archives: September 2011

Stories From France: Castle Story, Part II

Like Part I, this is from my unpublished memoir, IN THE VINES, and took place around 5 years ago. Enjoy!

"My" castle

Fabienne called back the next day to confirm that she had secured a negligible raise in my pay. I accepted. Even if she hadn’t succeeded, READ MORE…

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Stories from France: Castle Story Part I

The following is from my unpublished memoir IN THE VINES, and this story happened about 5 years ago. I’ll give you some today and more tomorrow!

My potential place of employment

I was living in the middle of nowhere. I had just closed down my 19th-century paintings business. And I had a four-month old baby at home. What kind of job could I find speaking a French that was passable but definitely not professional? READ MORE…

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An example of my French when I moved here

Since I’m going to tell you some stories about when I first moved to the French countryside, I need you to understand how basic (read…BAD) my French was when I got here. This is taken directly from my blog 5 years ago: READ MORE…

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Wisdom Teeth

In honor of Josephine Angelini, who had her wisdom teeth out yesterday, I thought I’d share my own wisdom teeth story, in hopes that I’d get some stories back from you. (I’m in bed with a cold, so am in sore need of entertainment. We’ll do a trade: I try to entertain you if you entertain me back.) READ MORE…

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Contests Contests Everywhere

So you want a contest? How about TWO CONTESTS? I have decided to add the SPONSORSHIP contest to my already-running TAKE A REV TO SCHOOL contest. And, as usual, these contests are international. Here are the deets: READ MORE…

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