Conversations with Laurine never fail to entertain. As Colin commented after my lesson last week, "I never hear you laugh as much as when you're on the phone with Laurine." I'd like to say this is because Laurine and I exchange witty bilingual repartee, but in reality we're usually laughing because we're struggling to have … Continue reading Molettes

The apocalypse

One house in our neighborhood has started sharing sidewalk chalk surveys to poll the neighbors on their feelings regarding the pandemic. Passers-by can vote with a stone, a sweetgum ball, or a stick—whatever they can find nearby. This survey - their first - was one of my favorites. "I thought the apocalypse would have more: … Continue reading The apocalypse


Hey there. Life is chaotic and stressful right now, non? It's been ages since I've had time to write, but I wanted to reach out now because, well, here we are. Colin and I are currently safe and healthy, albeit terrified... for ourselves, our loved ones, our neighbors, and all the health care workers, janitors, … Continue reading Solidarité

Chez moi

Earlier this summer, while missing Paris a little more than usual, I pulled up our old neighborhood on Google Maps and reminisced about our favorite places. I used to be able to recite all the names of the bridges over the Seine, in order, from the Pont de Sully near the Canal Saint-Martin to the … Continue reading Chez moi