It Finally Happened

This weekend has been remarkable for several reasons. Chronologically: 1. On Friday it was announced that Jimmy Buffett will be performing not one but two shows in Europe this year, both in small venues. July 5th he will be in London in a theater that seats ~2,000 and September 26th he will be in ParisContinue reading “It Finally Happened”

Tolkien and Workouts

I finished The Silmarillion last week and have moved on to The Hobbit. I really love the simple, fantastic Hobbit narrative. It was the hook that bought me into the rest of Tolkien‘s works (Thanks again, Lee and Sam!), which I have read and reread many times over. In many ways this is similar toContinue reading “Tolkien and Workouts”

Parlez-vous Francais?

Another day, another milestone. Today was the first day that I conducted over half of my conversations at work in French. Woohoo! Or make that le¬†woohoo! Note that I didn’t claim that it was good¬†French. Of course, no Frenchman would claim that any of the French spoken on this side of Lac Leman is “good.”Continue reading “Parlez-vous Francais?”