Tonight

Tonight I had news from home that will not let me sleep unless I write. My friend is a student, in a class where she is a one-woman ethnic minority. She loves this college, where she has worked for over a year. She loves the diversity, the dialogue, the honesty, the vibe. She feels like… Continue reading Tonight

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Agents, sieges and trombones – or Everything Is More Fun In French

Learning French has been an unplanned bonus element to this year. Given that it’s the official language of the university (although outside the big cities virtually no one speaks it), I had to get up to speed on the verbes irréguliers and passé composé fairly rapidly. Although we teach with translators, there are still assignments to read,… Continue reading Agents, sieges and trombones – or Everything Is More Fun In French