Tag: French

  • My taxi ride through Casablanca in 2017

    My taxi ride through Casablanca in 2017

    …riding in a taxi in Morocco felt terrifying, even death defying, as the streets were so narrow and twisted, and our driver had to wind his way through them past double-parked cars and opposing traffic…

  • Mise-en-place your life– I know I need to!

    Mise–en–place (French pronunciation: [miz ã ‘plas]) Yesterday morning, I listened to a story on NPR called “For a More Orderly Life, Organize Like a Chef,” which talked about applying the French culinary concept of mise–en–place (literally, “put in place”) in everyday life. One chef told how he uses mise–en–place for his daily “list.” He said: What I used […]

  • I have only made this longer because I have not had the leisure…

    Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte. –Blaise Pascal Translation: I have only made this longer because I have not had the leisure of making it shorter.

  • Fun with French — a language learner’s laughter

    Fun with French — a language learner’s laughter

    I just got home after staying in Quebec for a week, and I encountered some words and phrases I found very funny. Here are some of my travel notes. Life is a Cabaret — And so is a tray! When I ordered two coffees at a Starbucks, they asked me if I wanted a cabaret […]