Category Archives: Language

Quiet Kiddy Day (in French)?

I fooled the little one. We had just put her brother down for a nap and she had been begging to watch some ‘Frozen.’ I had just given away my second copy of the DVD; I had strangely been unaware … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Education, French / français, Grandkids, Language, Life in general, Thoughts and philosophy | Leave a comment

Day Six at the Three Houses in Stratford

The heat has been relentless in Stratford, but the good thing is that the humidity has been low. The lawns are parched and there is little, if any, thought that the weather will change in the near future. We planned … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, Cuisine and Food, Culture, Language, Life in general, Theatre, Thoughts and philosophy | Leave a comment

Hot Friday with its monsoon rain, RIP sweet Grandma…

Friday morning found us doing, of all things, sleeping in. We had gone to bed late after a major day of heat, grandchildcare, topped off with a wake (for our daughter-in-law’s grandmother), a quick dinner at Los Mogotes de Michoacan, … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Boston, Canada, Canadian TV, Family, Grandchildcare, Grandkids, Language, Life in general, Loss, Ontario, Québec, Shakespeare, Theatre, Thoughts and philosophy, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Oakton Filmfest 2016, number 29!

The Community College I work at is an amazing place. After having spent a career teaching in affluence, I am now teaching in a place of diversity and where there is no guarantee that anyone was born with a silver … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema, Culture, Language, Life in general, Oakton Community College, Thoughts and philosophy | Leave a comment

I am not holding my breath OR Reform of French spelling

Truthfully, I am not holding my breath. I go back and forth between my native language and its evolution, how it pretty much does so at an extremely rapid pace and does so without a governing body. Then there is … Continue reading

Posted in French / français, Language, Life in general, People and their characteristics, Thoughts and philosophy | Leave a comment