Life at Rue de Bizerte

Today marks the end of my first month in Paris, and it’s hard to believe a third of the sojourn is behind me. On Monday I’ll change apartments to an entirely different part of the city. These past few weeks I’ve been on Rue de Bizerte in Paris’ 17th arrondissement near the Batignolles neighborhood. My […]

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Three months to live … differently

At the start of 2014, I drafted a series of ambitious goals, the SMART kind, which involve specific, measurable steps with corresponding deadlines. A few weeks later, I crunched numbers to find that two of my goals weren’t financially worth the effort, and letting them go was a welcome relief. Even if those projects had […]

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‘Paris is always a good idea.’

In September of 1992, I landed in Douai, France, a teenage adventurer off to spend a year of high school as a foreign exchange student–a year that profoundly influenced my character, my perspective, and my ability to stay put for any length of time. In the two decades since that pivotal experience, I’ve visited some […]

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