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Comme le vent se lève, nous devrions essayer de vivre! : A French-titled post

Since a friend of mine commented on a recent post that my blog is much about my “lovelife” (or lack of it, for that matter… 460 more words


The Trouble with Writing and the Dangers of Reading

I was recently reading How to Talk about Books You Haven’t Read by Pierre Bayard, and I was struck by some of his observations. He analyzes how reading actually works and whether anyone actually reads anything, since we forget things immediately after reading and read through our own perceptions. 644 more words

Writing Advice

Paul Valéry

Mon maître, tu n’es point naïf :
Ton coeur fut instruit aux portiques
Où marchaient les sages antiques,
Dans l’ombre des pins et des ifs. 62 more words


Poem of the Day: Le cimetière marin (The Graveyard By The Sea) by Paul Valéry

1. The sail of doves this tranquil roof assumes
palpitates through pines trees and the tombs.
Imperturbable midday, of fire
and sea, the sea beginning each occasion… 2,151 more words

Good To Read / Poem Of The Day

Theory Self

There is no theory that is not a fragment of an autobiography.

#twisdom #theory


Thinking of Nothing

“Close your eyes and think of nothing,” the psychology teacher instructs.

“Nothing?” several of the high school students ask. An air of festivity surrounds the classroom. 557 more words

The Award for the Most Disgusting Toilet at Paul Valéry

Bonjour à tous !

Well, I was being good and doing some translation homework but the loudest storm I have ever heard has just descended on Montpellier and the wifi at uni has stopped working. 1,126 more words

Year Abroad