Reluctant self-improvement: or, trying to parler français in St. Louis

Shout out to this blog for holding me accountable! Remember when I told you I'd definitely keep up my French lessons à Saint Louis, if for no other reason than providing entertaining blog fodder? Well, I arrived, and I looked into affordable options, and I found exactly one—a meet-up group that gets together for two … Continue reading Reluctant self-improvement: or, trying to parler français in St. Louis

Re-entry

Re-entry seems like an appropriate term to describe the process of re-adjusting to life in the US. Most days, I feel like an astronaut plummeting to the ocean with only a tiny parachute to slow the impact: Everything looks familiar, but the perspective is all wrong. Everyone speaks my language, but bars and restaurants are … Continue reading Re-entry