So many weeks! Well, like three or four. The truth is I haven’t been home much. Hopefully I’ll have time to write more about the specific things going on because they did involve traveling and music, but here’s a summary:
- Grading and jurying the bac
- Visiting with my parents who came to town
- Going to a beach house in the Vendée for a week with them (and with J for part of it)
- Watching France’s win at the World Cup
- Galavanting off to Normandy with the band
- Going to one evening of a music festival
Now we are home for the coming week, and then running off to the Alps again for two weeks of family vacation with some other rock-climbing friends.
Outside Online: Tough Love: A column for adventurers, and though I don’t completely adhere to the metaphors in this specific response, it’s an interesting read
14 Surprising Things About Parenting in France: This should really be “surprising things about parenting in a village in Provence”, and not “France,” but it was also a good read.
Authors steer boys from toxic masculinity with gentler heroes: Future reading for Littlest? (For now he’s pretty into farm animals)
Minnesota novelist Marlon James offers peek at new series he calls ‘African Game of Thrones’: I’ll get on board with this.
Trevor Responds to Criticism from the French Ambassador about suggesting that the French World Cup win was (also) a win for Africa
We Are All Public Figures Now (about the twitter story about a man and woman who sat next to each other on a plane)
Hopefully I’ll be back soon during Littlest’s nap time this week to write about the places I went.