Girl Most Likely To

Let me be the first to tell you I’ve forgotten
what it was I wanted to say.
The words I’d been saving squandered elsewhere. [Read more…]

All The Last Things

FaceSunsetYour last week in Paris, you will do all the last things, big and small. You will tidy your apartment one final time. You will buy cheese at the Marché Raspail along with vegetables that can’t be cooked in a hotel room. [Read more…]

#MadameThePussyRunsParis

IMG_4345I must have been the only one incensed by the topless photos in the Glamour magazine included in my Nike Women’s #WeRunParis race-pack because I didn’t get any retweets when I snarked about it on Twitter. [Read more…]

Woman and Dog

It remains true that you can be in Paris, surrounded by grace and beauty, and still catch yourself wondering about heartworm season. [Read more…]

A Metaphorical Selfie

Statue-Selfie

Bronze Statue Selfie, 1868, Jardin du Luxembourg

Behold the ubiquitous, slim telescopes wavering over a thousand frozen smiles like so many anxious antennae: the selfie-sticks of Paris. [Read more…]

The Three Minute Cry

IMG_3901A friend of a friend in Paris adores ballet, which it turns out has perks. [Read more…]

Le Trail des Reculées, Clueless

funky shot“It doesn’t really matter where we go, we can just pick a trail, buy a map, and do whatever we want.”

[Read more…]

From Paris, With Love

Orsay Clock copyChère Maman,

Je vais essayer d’écrire en français parce que — comme j’espère que tu sais — je suis à l’école à Paris pour améliorer mon français. [Read more…]

Solving the Rubik’s Poem

image2I am a very occasional poet. The urge, the wisp of an idea for a poem, wafts by once every three years and it’s hit or miss whether I bother to write it down. [Read more…]

Art, Hammered

IMG_3273Several weeks ago I went to a photography exhibit consisting solely of photographs of hammers. [Read more…]