Author Archives: Faith

Sunday stuff

Yesterday I told our local bookseller I wanted to start reading in French. Could he recommend something easy and short, perhaps chick lit or kids’ books? Any bilingual editions, I asked? The answer to that last question was mighty convoluted–j’ai … Continue reading

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Out and about

Here’s the report on the pork (I used pork loin) and watermelon dish: IT’S ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I’VE EVER MADE. Super easy and delicious. You are crazy if you don’t go make it right this minute.  The photo … Continue reading

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What’s got my attention right now

This finding is seriously cool, but the way the researchers figured out how it was done is really fascinating.  Lately I’ve been watching the PBS series A Chef’s Life, which is great and making me homesick for North Carolina. Last … Continue reading

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Becoming a YouTube star

I had a few art goals for the weekend. One was to make a little video of one or two of my current art projects. Easier said than done, as I am well over 14. Let us just say it … Continue reading

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I guess this was bound to happen

Frankenfood comes to France.

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A fantastic find

The amazing Austin Kleon pointed me to Quotenik, which is an amazing site for quotes from creative people. I LOVE this entry, from a poet I have long admired: Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your … Continue reading

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Women getting their due, even if they ARE dead

Such a great initiative by the New York Times. But I’m still gobsmacked at the women they missed out. Ida B. Wells? SYLVIA PLATH?? I guess “better late than never” really applies in this case.  

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Penguin love

This is great. And this. I agree with Robert Louis Stevenson: “The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.”

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Increasing addiction

The travel sketchbook, or carnet de voyage, is HUGE in France. There are festivals devoted to them in lots of places. Artists come from all over Europe to show off their work. I’ve now been to two, and am booked … Continue reading

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Dresden

Friend Alice and I (and Psychokitty, of course) went to Dresden in November. I had always wanted to see this city that was bombed to smithereens in the Second World War. The city had a melancholy feel. Large parts of … Continue reading

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