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Anaïs Nin

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. 40 more words

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

How shallow is the stage on which this vast drama of human hates and joys and friendships is played! Whence do men draw this passion for eternity, flung by chance as they are upon a scarcely cooled bed of lava, threatened by the beginning by the deserts that are to be, under the constant menace of the snows? 29 more words

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French Elections - a Cheat Sheet

French elections differ from American ones. Our politologue, Stephen “Etienne” Roop, is trying to help the rest of us figure out the French elections.

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How Congo is More French than France (and one way it's a bit like the Big Apple)

Before arriving in Congo we had high expectations. We were not coming to Africa for the first time – our year in Uganda had dispelled many of the apprehensions most people would have about life in the sub-Saharan continent. 1,700 more words

(Expat) Living

Roland Barthes

Am I in love? –yes, since I am waiting. The other one never waits. Sometimes I want to play the part of the one who doesn’t wait; I try to busy myself elsewhere, to arrive late; but I always lose at this game. 46 more words

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Le Baptême

With our second move last year just before Christmas I got behind on my things to do list, namely arrange the baptism for La Jolie Fille. 396 more words

Learning French

How to order your coffee in French

Barista: Bonjour! (Hi!)

Customer (you): Bonjour! Je voudrais un café au lait et un croissant s’il vous plaît. (Hi! I would like a latte and a croissant please.) 108 more words

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