Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

What the French Know About Food: Buy Fresh

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In Paris, there’s a bakery on every corner offering buttery croissants, but residents are still slim enough to fit into elevators the size of coffins. What do the French know? This is the second of several posts on food and … Read more

 

Taking Paris by Classroom

From American university to Paris university–it’s not a seamless transition. But it is exciting, and my new students have me all revved up to find new ways to make English relevant.

I’m working on a thematic curriculum for our 12

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What the French Know About Food: No Snacking

In Paris, there’s a bakery on every corner offering buttery croissants, but residents are still slim enough to fit into elevators the size of coffins. What do the French know? This is the first of several posts on food and … Read more

 

A Few Paris Surprises

Random surprises about life in Paris (all somewhat related to water):

(1) The brand new French washing machine in our apartment takes (literally) hours to wash a very small load of laundry. The load I do every night takes 2 … Read more

 

How to accidentally make 10 gallons of chicken soup

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After my recent blog post on losing a day in Paris, someone innocently inquired as to how I managed to *accidentally* make 10 gallons of soup. This is also for Sarah, who wanted to know about the tiny chickens.

It’s … Read more

 

Kitty love from Atlanta to Paris

In case anyone was wondering, Sugar Mama is spending the year while we’re in Paris with her foster mother, Jenny. Here’s the note she sent us.

Late-night writing isn’t the same without Sugar, but I’m managing. And she’s basking in … Read more

 

The Disappearing Day, or: A Time Warp in Paris?

We got up Friday morning resolved to figure out our plans for Saturday and Sunday, since September 17-18 are Journées du Patrimoine — Heritage Days — in France. This holiday means that many museums are free and everybody gets special … Read more

 

Living inside my character’s skin… all the way from Paris

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Moving to Paris for the year might not seem like the most logical way to connect with the characters in my new novel, which (like the first 2) is set in Texas–although this time in 1930s East Texas. But I’ve … Read more

 

Paris, here we come!

It’s official: the Pérez family is going to Paris for the year! We just received our visas, and we fly out on Sunday.

Here’s the scoop: I’ll be teaching English at Université Paris Ouest (La Défénse) a couple of days … Read more

 
 
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