Category Archives: Family

EGG spectacular | June 2016

The students and staff of the École Georges Gusdorf entertained family and friends on 10 June 2016. While I did not have the best view in the Théâtre de la Plaine for photography, it was “as good as any, better than

EGG spectacular | June 2016

The students and staff of the École Georges Gusdorf entertained family and friends on 10 June 2016. While I did not have the best view in the Théâtre de la Plaine for photography, it was “as good as any, better than

The great war

Cousins raised as brothers — four boys from two sisters who married two brothers — only one would survive the Great War.

The great war

Cousins raised as brothers — four boys from two sisters who married two brothers — only one would survive the Great War.

Fichier Origine

It was when I came upon “C-l-o-u…” that I hit the motherlode — all 6 mentions of Cloutier matched names and dates in the Long pedigree index provided by my sister. And while the index is literally long, the name comes from my mother,

Fichier Origine

It was when I came upon “C-l-o-u…” that I hit the motherlode — all 6 mentions of Cloutier matched names and dates in the Long pedigree index provided by my sister. And while the index is literally long, the name comes from my mother,

The beachcomber

We’re walking along an urban pocket beach on the north side of Chicago. Lake Michigan is large and cool behind us when I really notice the stones. If the boy’s mother were here, she would beachcomb for the one — a souvenir of this place. I try to emulate her

The beachcomber

We’re walking along an urban pocket beach on the north side of Chicago. Lake Michigan is large and cool behind us when I really notice the stones. If the boy’s mother were here, she would beachcomb for the one — a souvenir of this place. I try to emulate her

Reasons to worry more about the parents when the boy departs

Early onset SFTS (Sudden Free Time Syndrome). Symptoms: new magazine and podcast subscriptions. Boarding schools start trending on Google+. (That one’s not true! Nobody uses Google+.) Worried friends & relatives call upon noticing a sudden decline in changes to shared calendars. The self-published book How to Quit

Reasons to worry more about the parents when the boy departs

Early onset SFTS (Sudden Free Time Syndrome). Symptoms: new magazine and podcast subscriptions. Boarding schools start trending on Google+. (That one’s not true! Nobody uses Google+.) Worried friends & relatives call upon noticing a sudden decline in changes to shared calendars. The self-published book How to Quit

The blanket goes here

My favorite part of this working drawing for a sofa fort is the note “douduo ici“. Close observers and knowers of French might spot an error there — a child’s stuffed animal is a doudou. But he has two. I’m

The blanket goes here

My favorite part of this working drawing for a sofa fort is the note “douduo ici“. Close observers and knowers of French might spot an error there — a child’s stuffed animal is a doudou. But he has two. I’m

The displeasure of the telemarketer

Because of a telephone setting which was unchanged upon our return to Paris, our house phone has not been ringing. That wasn’t so horrible. Since we acquired a cat last year, we receive regular phone calls (from somewhere in Switzerland

The displeasure of the telemarketer

Because of a telephone setting which was unchanged upon our return to Paris, our house phone has not been ringing. That wasn’t so horrible. Since we acquired a cat last year, we receive regular phone calls (from somewhere in Switzerland