June 13th, 2017

Au revoir Paris–bonjour Normandie

June 12th, 2017

Bercy/Bibliothèque Nationale

Off to explore a quartier which has greatly changed since we lived in Paris. The formerly industrial neighborhood is now home to a cultural-educational-flower-filled park edged with spiffy apartment towers, and the 19th century stone wine warehouses now accommodate shops and restaurants. It’s an easy walk across the Seine to the four controversial towering volumes of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, today packed with students cramming for the Bac.

June 11th, 2017

It’s a Paris Party

Sunday afternoon in Paris: a time to get together for an eleven-hour lunch with old friends.


June 10th, 2017

New Boules, and Musée Rodin

One of J’s goals on this trip: to visit OBUT, where the pros shop.


June 9th, 2017

À la Recherche de l’Oeuf Perdu (de Paul Arzens)

It is not an actual egg we seek, but the electric car built by Paul Arzens during WWII that he showed us when we were living in Paris in the late 70s.

June 9th, 2017

The Courtyard, and Beyond

Ideal day: begin with this view at breakfast, then wander the streets.

June 8th, 2017

Paris, Pigeon, Poutres apparentes

The best of all places to begin a Paris sojourn: on a bench in the Jardin du Luxembourg. (But maybe without suitcases.)

June 7th, 2017

Romance in France

Off to France (where my husband and I spent our honeymoon) to celebrate a Major Wedding Anniversary.

June 6th, 2017

Walking with Our Children

On the eve of our departure (see June 7th) I finished last adjustments to the design and illustrations and sent off the files for a new book by early childhood educator Nancy Blanning. Walking with Our Children: The Parent as Companion and Guide is a collection of essays on practical and enjoyable ways to approach parenthood with courage and a sense of freedom. Published by the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America.


May 8th, 2017

Bravo les Français

Ils ont été plus sages que les Américains.




Uncle Mike

Maurice Sendak