Category Archives: Cultural Perspectives

Ouf = Whew !

Ouf, whew, the Good Guy won and the French Trump equivalent lost, thank goodness! Reasonable people in France can finally breathe with relief. Now there is a new challenge: they have to win the legislative elections in about a month, … Continue reading

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Explaining the intricacies of France’s coming presidential election

Here is the latest on the French elections from our French politics expert, Stephen “Etienne” Roop. Les présidentielles 2017                    posted: April 2, 2017 The first round of France’s two-round presidential election takes … Continue reading

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French Elections – a Cheat Sheet

A cheat-sheet to help understand the French elections. Continue reading

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Liberty and my French friends grieve for us !

My French friends seem almost as upset as we are at the idea that Trump could – will! – be the President of the United States. That somehow calms me, knowing we have their support. Here are some of them: … Continue reading

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Practicing our French at a Back Bay French restaurant

A lively, delicious class at La Voile where we ordered in French, used our French cuisine vocabulary, chatted with our French waiter in French, and were offered un verre de champagne après le dessert. Alexis nous a même appris un nouveau mot: … Continue reading

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July 14 terror in Nice, France

This post has 3 items, all relating to the horrific attack on Nice, France, yesterday. 1) your basic French vocabulary about terrorism 2) graphic showing love for France 3) my response to the horror of yesterday’s attack Basic French vocabulary about terrorism: … Continue reading

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Our terror – the French care!

As we plunge into our horror and puzzlement over our recurring acts of terrorism, we tend not to realize that people in other countries are also horrified. Just as some of us were when the French were attacked last November … Continue reading

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