Seine flood | June 2016

With thousands of other Parisians, we went to the river on Saturday to take a “as seen with our own eyes” survey of the flood. As I write this, we are happily seeing the sun for the first time in a week. More

Seine flood | June 2016

With thousands of other Parisians, we went to the river on Saturday to take a “as seen with our own eyes” survey of the flood. As I write this, we are happily seeing the sun for the first time in a week. More

Reims | Spring 2016

Our travel east from Paris to Verdun and the Argonne forest was through Reims. Before the return train, we quickly visited the cathedral. Restoration work continues on the west front — and, coincidentally, to a portion of the nearby Carnegie library.

Reims | Spring 2016

Our travel east from Paris to Verdun and the Argonne forest was through Reims. Before the return train, we quickly visited the cathedral. Restoration work continues on the west front — and, coincidentally, to a portion of the nearby Carnegie library.

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.

Napkin rings: you’re using them wrong

Inspired by The Wedding Registry Gifts We Still Use 10 Years Later (and the Ones We Don’t) — via Life in the Kitchen | The Kitchn I have strangely strong opinions on napkin rings. And you’re using them wrong. The mention in

Napkin rings: you’re using them wrong

Inspired by The Wedding Registry Gifts We Still Use 10 Years Later (and the Ones We Don’t) — via Life in the Kitchen | The Kitchn I have strangely strong opinions on napkin rings. And you’re using them wrong. The mention in

Meuse-Argonne

I was surprised on a recent trip to learn that Meuse-Argonne is the largest American military cemetery in Europe. It is the second largest in the world; only the American military cemetery in Manila is larger. Even with the late (albeit

Meuse-Argonne

I was surprised on a recent trip to learn that Meuse-Argonne is the largest American military cemetery in Europe. It is the second largest in the world; only the American military cemetery in Manila is larger. Even with the late (albeit

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,