Weekday mornings in Paris are an odd mélange of city noises and stunning quiet. It all depends on where you are, of course. Metro stations are a constant stream of people, few chatting as they mostly wear headphones or read a book. Packed trains empty for a second or two before filling again with a […]

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Ever since I bought myself a round trip ticket to Paris for next month*, my evenings have been consumed by brushing up on French and making a list of places I want to visit on my second trip back. I am très excité to return to the city with no plans except to spend my days wandering […]

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From my little family to you and yours, we hope your holiday season is filled with happiness and peace, and as many cookies as you can handle before wanting to vomit. Merry Christmas!

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On Halloween afternoon, I put on my Hocus Pocus half-sleeve tee and loaded my bags into the car. Forty minutes later, Jon was bidding me off at the curbside drop-off area for JetBlue at Dulles International. I was about to fly across the country by myself, something I hadn’t done before in all my years of […]

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It’s finally happened – Jon and I adopted a dog. I know, everyone thought we’d be on our own forever, and while we’re still content being DINKs, both of us had wanted a dog for awhile. Little Bronson had been on our radar since the summer. In fact, when I saw him posted on Save […]

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My heart. Deep inside my chest, it flutters with the force of one thousand butterflies when my husband brings me a cup of tea during those late nights at the computer. It thumps like an african drum when I dream of far-off lands and exciting new experiences. It beats wildly when I begin creating something […]

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