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Love Trumps Doctrine

When did this rosemary bush get so big??? Is trimming this now part of my life-affirming duties? I mean - activities?

The first half of this post is a brain dump. The second half (after the picture of the rosemary bush) is the point at hand – a faith post. Feel free to read either - or - or both. I woke up

Posted in Convictions, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Eight Takeaways from BlogHer ’14

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I told myself that this would be my last BlogHer. It’s difficult to justify the expense when I am not speaking or serving in any kind of official capacity - even if I’m sharing a hotel room and using my husband’s frequent flyer

Posted in Tout le Reste (Everything else)

The Viscount – Chapter Four

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Hi folks! It’s our last day in Brittany, and then we head back home in a whirlwind two days before I leave again (on my own) to visit my sister and go to BlogHer. So I’m not online much these

Posted in Tout le Reste (Everything else)

In Brittany


Happy Bastille Day everyone! We’re going to the beach to see the fireworks tonight, although it’s going to be late. It stays light until nearly 11:00. I’ve written about Bretagne before, but usually call it that rather than Brittany. But

Posted in Family, France, Photos, The Dog, The Kids, Tourism

The Viscount – Chapter Three

This one is a little nicer - closer up, and a view from the side.

Hi folks! I’m on vacation and don’t have much Internet over here. But I managed to pull off Chapter 3. If you’re new to the story, you can start here: On Chapter One. THE VISCOUNT OF MAISON LAFFITTE CHAPTER THREE

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The Viscount of Maison Laffitte – Ch 2

And here is where you actually enter - from the back.

THE VISCOUNT OF MAISON LAFFITTE CHAPTER TWO (chapter one is here) The morning sun streamed through the tall windows of the Chateau of Maison Laffitte, and the small square window panes made a checkered pattern of sunlight on the wooden

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For the Lovers of Ballet


I love ballet. It’s so graceful. And I love that my daughter is way more graceful than I could ever be, even if it’s not her dream to be a professional dancer. They put on this year’s dance performance, which

Posted in Family, France, The Kids, Vocabulary

Um. Chapter One?

And here is where you actually enter - from the back.

So . . . uh . . . (laughs nervously). Here is Chapter One. All feedback appreciated. And I hope I can really see this through and not get tangled in the plot, taking a readership down with me. (I do have it

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