Monthly Archives: January 2011

“But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there, not even poverty, nor sudden money, nor the moonlight, nor right and wrong nor the breathing of someone who lay beside you in the moonlight.” -Ernest Hemingway

It feels strange to be young in an old city.  I never noticed it in Philadelphia, even among the colonial houses by Penn’s Landing, but the thread of history is so short there (no offense Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross, and … Continue reading

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“In Paris they just simply opened their eyes and stared when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.” -Mark Twain

Mark Twain, buddy, I know exactly where you’re coming from. What is it about the French that makes them either unable or unwilling to comprehend Franglais, the study abroad student’s mix of classroom French, English words pronounced with a French … Continue reading

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First week in Paris!

Bonjour Madames et Messieurs, et bienvenue a mon blog! My first week has been awesome so far!  I’m living with a host family, a couple with two boys ages 7 and 8, in the thirteenth arrondissement.  It’s a residential area … Continue reading

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