The Last Week in France

Owing to no downtime and lousy WiFi, I wasn't able to blog daily about my experiences in France for the second half of my trip.  I don't want to leave those stories untold, nor do I want to spend the next week reliving them all one at a time in blog posts. So I'm going to... Continue Reading →

Just Another Day in Paris

I slept great Wednesday night and woke up Thursday morning well before my alarm, feeling refreshed and full of energy. It seems I've officially made the turn towards being acclimated here. After this morning's LSF class and lunch at the University, we visited the Conciergerie. This is the jail where Marie-Antoinette was held until she was... Continue Reading →

Monday, Not So Fun Day

Monday brought with it a lot of sitting, sitting, sitting. It was an unwelcome change after days and days of activity. We began our day with another LSF (langue des signes française) lesson, this time by a native user of the language. She has little to no ASL/English skills or if she did she did an... Continue Reading →

Using Failure

Failure seldom, if ever, feels good. It's not fun. Some people fear it; some expect it to appear around every corner. Some even look down on it as a negative, a sign of personal weakness and disdain those who experience it. But failure is a natural part of life. We all fail at something, many... Continue Reading →

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