Journey

Tomorrow I do my second round driving test.  Not excited, but feeling more ready than last time.  To be honest, I have instincts, but there are a lot of little things I was not aware of and do not have memorized fully, so think it may take me a couple more times to pass.   Gratefully…

The numbers

French numbers cause me anxiety. 1-69 are cake because they’re like numbers in English.  The seventies are harder, because now you have to add numbers to other numbers:  71 is 60 plus 11, 72 is 60 plus 12, and so on.  80 becomes even more tricky, because the number is literally “four twenties” or “quatre-vingts.”…

The Atlantic is Romantic

I swam in the ocean today with kids and a cool French woman.  When we got to the coast it was foggy, but not San Francisco foggy, I explained to her.  The fog was warm.  The water was warmer so we stuck around.  Our persistence was eventually rewarded with sun. It’s a great beach on…