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Writer, editor, traveler
Interests: travel, cooking, books, paris, churchill, watercolors, visual journals, england between the wars, letters and diaries
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Love it!! Also coming to stay!
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2016 on Literally Next Door at French la Vie
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I love the purple one, which I saw today! It is AMAZING!
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2016 on Get Ready for a Shock at French la Vie
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This has been the most brutal winter I have known since moving to France. Next week I will be in Bangkok and Siem Reap. Just checked the weather forecast for Siem Reap. Heat index: 132 F !! This is going... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2012 at Think On
Headed to Bangkok in February and reading a book about street food (of course) in preparation. Shall I eat cubed duck blood? Drink cold chrysanthemum tea or pickled plum juice? Stir-fried morning glory? Definitely may have to visit the toast... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2012 at Think On
"Now let us welcome the new year, full of things that have never been." Ranier Maria Rilke Still looking for the source! Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2012 at Think On
Will I keep a list this year? Here's a start: from the To-Read Shelf: Poet of the Appetites: The Lives and Loves of MFK Fisher, by Joan Reardon Every time I read about MFKF, I think of how much I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2012 at Think On
Cowboy ciao chopped salad. Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2011 at Think On
The renaissance of farm to table, Southern style. Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2011 at Think On
Went to Raleigh today to see Rembrandt in America. Some very fine paintings to admire. Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2011 at Think On
Annie is lucky to have you--and vice versa!
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2011 on Hopping over the Bucket at French la Vie
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What's not to like about this? Tips: put the chocolate on one slice of bread only; leave the other just buttered. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2011 at Think On
Via friend Corey, here is a beautiful post about the Provencal creche, a tradition I have happily adopted. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2011 at Think On
Tonight I watched a video of the Lovefeast at Wake Forest. It brought me to tears. How many years did I wrap candles, sing in the choir? How much do I love that marvelous Moravian hymn, Morning Star, O Cheering... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at Think On
It has been so long since I posted on my own blog that I just felt compelled to put down a placeholder. The lure of travel still beckons: Bangkok, back to India, Malaysia, Vietnam, and so many other places I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2011 at Think On
Found via Splendid Table, a recipe from a Park Slope, Brooklyn, restauranteur! Delicious. Zucchini and Corn with Cream Reprinted with permission from Truly Mexican by Roberto Santibañez with JJ Goode and Shelley Wiseman (John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2011). Copyright... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2011 at Think On
Posted Aug 13, 2011 at Think On
Two memorable quotes, recorded here for cyberposterity: "After all everybody, that is, everybody who writes is interested in living inside themselves in order to tell what is inside themselves. That is why writers have to have two countries, the one... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2011 at Think On
Friend Sarah is visiting from the UK and wanted to see a bit of the Alps. So we went to Chamonix, which is an easy hour's drive from here. It was a beautifully bright and sunny day, and we had... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at Think On
Thank goodness, someone else agrees with me on the pjs issue, only more strongly. See here, Americans. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at Think On
City Lights by Stefan Kanfer, City Journal Autumn 2010. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2011 at Think On
Not quite ever seen in Winston-Salem: this version of the Moravian star. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2011 at Think On
Teenagers I can almost kinda sorta understand. I am talking about GROWN PEOPLE, adults! walking around in stores in their pajamas in the middle of the day? I admit to being a bit startled by the whole idea. Needless to say, It Is Not Done in la belle France ;-)
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First of several random queries: When did my countrymen start wearing pajamas to Wal-Mart? Looking forward to your replies! Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2011 at Think On