Go Day

At a cafe in the gold-plated first arrondissement, the expatriate writer perched at the corner of the cafe counter. At a right angle from him sat the Parisian. The Parisian and the expatriate had always nodded, but, not unusual for cafe life, had never introduced themselves. The Parisian always looked like he’d slept in his … More Go Day

Message in a Buckle

The nonverbal communications embedded in French culture are a never-ending source of fascination for me here in Paris. Because I’m not fluent enough in French to catch certain subtle, revealing turns of phrase, I miss that part of the ‘delivery’ that might carry double entendres or hidden gems of humor in conversation. I do, however, … More Message in a Buckle

Thinking of Living in Paris? Some Things to Consider

It’s been a year now since my wife and I relocated to Paris. Given our relatively simple life here, I’d be hard pressed to label myself an ‘expert’ in the ‘expat’ experience. Still, I do have some wisdom to share for anyone who’s considering relocating and living here for more than 3 months. Entire books … More Thinking of Living in Paris? Some Things to Consider