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Escape from the heat

The whole world is burning, and France is no exception. Our first week’s temperatures in Rennes made it impossible to explore the city after about noon. The only consolation came from checking temperatures elsewhere in France, where they were even … Continue reading

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Settling into Rennes, France

We are staying in a lovely, tranquil neighborhood of stone Breton houses. The roofs are quite pitched, and they are made of exquisite coal-colored tiles. From the airplane window they seemed to belong to a French fairy tale film set. … Continue reading

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I will miss Portland

I am very excited to be leaving for France. My head is filled with thoughts and images of what I will see and do. That’s not to say that I won’t miss many things about Portland, my  beautiful and nurturing … Continue reading

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To be an expat, again

I have lived in numerous countries during my longish life, and here I go again. This time it’s France. Stay tuned.

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An Expat in Vancouver: Olive trees and climate change

On a chilly but sunny day in March, I spotted something I thought I’d never see in the dark, misty Pacific Northwest: an olive tree. Not a skinny twig growing out of a pot destined to wither against the odds, … Continue reading

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An Expat in Vancouver: Discovering Pocket Parks

A local real estate blog published my guest post today.

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A Rare Spring

We have had a week of this weather, so unusual for us. A day here or there is not unthinkable, but seven?

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