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My students inevitably all ask the same question: when did you become fluent in French? It’s one that can’t be answered, as you don’t cross fluency like a finish line, don’t pass a test of Knowing All Of The French. … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged beauty, France, French, photography, summer, words 11 Comments
I could not be happier for October to be ending. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good seasonal beverage as much as the next person, and I too have already taken multiple pictures of my feet atop dead foliage, … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged confessions, fall, words 14 Comments
Bread and Wine, Chicken and Potatoes.
You have most likely been thinking (ok, not really, because you probably don’t spend tons of time reflecting on what I have or haven’t posted), that these Paris posts have been sorely lacking in one of my very most favorite … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged books, food, Paris, photography, words 26 Comments
Let’s go to Paris.
Tomorrow I am celebrating July 4th by hopping on a plane and heading to Paris for a month. Ok, so actually tickets are just really cheap if you fly out of the United States on the night of the 4th. … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged books, France, Paris, photography, quotations, travel, words 24 Comments
I want it to matter.
A couple weeks ago I started thinking about what I wanted to teach for my last class of the semester. I think endings are really important, really necessary in tying something all together and locking it in your brain in a … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged books, quota, teaching, words 13 Comments
Flowers for Good Friday
Sometimes I just stand at the window and look across the back alley at this tree. It’s perfect really, every branch like a bouquet of fluffy pink flowers. The tree grows behind an abandoned, or at least very run-down, house. … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Easter, flowers, God, photography, poetry, words 3 Comments
Let’s get the obvious out of the way: it’s cold outside. DC plunged into the single digits this week, and I know that the rest of the country had far worse. Now, I realize that this is record breaking cold, … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged marriage, quotations, seasons, winter, words 20 Comments
Giveaway: Custom Morse Code Jewelry from Some Tiny Stories
I love words. I think that’s why I decided to orient so much of my life around studying a language. Words are magical. The fact that some words express so much, the fact that some languages have words that seem … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged beauty, giveaway, photography, words 88 Comments
Some rambling sights, thoughts, and words of the past little while. Last week it got appropriately gloomy and gray, with the few leaves that have been brave enough to turn popping against the dull sky and wet streets. This week … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged daily life, friends, iphone pics, macarons, quotations, thoughts, words 15 Comments
This human thing.
You guys. This week, life got the best of me. It isn’t that anything majorly bad went wrong, other than two speeding tickets ( I know, I know) and the mail situation in our building being so bad that they … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged confessions, God, photography, quotations, The Capitol, words 20 Comments