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Valentine's revisited 2016

now is the only time to
create a state of mind
a joyful moment
that will carry me to the next hour
travel with me though my morning… 313 more words

Karen Stephen Author

The 'Mother Tongue' of multilingual children

What do you consider to be the mother tongue of your multilingual child? Would you say it’s literally the ‘tongue’ of the mother (even if that is the minority language) or all of the languages spoken by your child? 800 more words


A flamingo Christmas

Amid these troubled times, I found my spirits lifted as our family’s traditional Christmas decorations went up on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Sharing a home this year with my daughter, son-in-law, and two little granddaughters made it a gala event. 235 more words

Karen Stephen Author

Independence and the Colonna's...a Corsican connection past and present

My family on my father’s side came to America two generations before the Revolutionary War. There is some evidence that they came originally from Île de Ré, a Hugenot stronghold in France, perhaps for religious freedom  So I suppose stories of independence have always been in my blood. 672 more words

Karen Stephen Author

They saved the best for last...

So there I am,,,the 101st pin on the Pinterest Board listing this year’s Nominees for the American Library in Paris Book Award which is given to the best book of the year in English about France or the French-American encounter. 165 more words

Karen Stephen Author