Monthly Archives: January 2014

MMM: Trois Maries & mer, marais, montagnes

Tufts of red and green turn to tones of brown washing up to a blue that melts somewhere between sea and sky. This is what it’s like in la Camargue, or more specifically at Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. I went there today … Continue reading

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On Friday, Briana and I took the E51 Edgard direction Avignon and stepped off onto the cobblestone streets of Tarascon. This is a storybook town if I’ve ever seen one. I make a distinction between storybook and fairy tale; fairy … Continue reading

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Month 4 Reflection

I still really enjoy being an assistant. I love teaching and I love my French kids. Kids, some of whom are older than me. But that’s besides the point. Have all my lessons be successful? Um, no. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Fruit or Almond?

It’s that time of year when France celebrates the Three Wise Men coming to baby Jesus by eating yummy galettes des rois. While they’re available for the whole month of January, traditionally, they are eaten on Epiphany. Inside of the … Continue reading

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Friendship beyond boundaries, united above differences- New Year 2014 Taizé

This experience was one of the most marking experiences of my life and certainly of my TAPIF experience. I want to share it with you. It is of a religious encounter, yet also so much more. Whether you’re religious or … Continue reading

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New Year to-do list

Happy New Year! Bonne année! Tanti auguri per l’anno nuovo! Próspero Año Nuevo! Šťastný nový rok! (Thanks Lenka, Zuska, and Marek for the Slovakian wishes!) Just so all you future TAPIFers know, if you find yourself realizing you only have (slightly under) 5 … Continue reading

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