Tag Archives: words

New Words.

My students inevitably all ask the same question: when did you become fluent in French? It’s one that can’t be answered, as you don’t cross fluency like a finish line, don’t pass a test of Knowing All Of The French. … Continue reading

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Honest October.

I could not be happier for October to be ending. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good seasonal beverage as much as the next person, and I too have already taken multiple pictures of my feet atop dead foliage, … Continue reading

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Bread and Wine, Chicken and Potatoes.

You have most likely been thinking (ok, not really, because you probably don’t spend tons of time reflecting on what I have or haven’t posted), that these Paris posts have been sorely lacking in one of my very most favorite … Continue reading

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Let’s go to Paris.

Tomorrow I am celebrating July 4th by hopping on a plane and heading to Paris for a month. Ok, so actually tickets are just really cheap if you fly out of the United States on the night of the 4th. … Continue reading

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I want it to matter.

A couple weeks ago I started thinking about what I wanted to teach for my last class of the semester. I think endings are really important, really necessary in tying something all together and locking it in your brain in a … Continue reading

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Flowers for Good Friday

Sometimes I just stand at the window and look across the back alley at this tree. It’s perfect really, every branch like a bouquet of fluffy pink flowers. The tree grows behind an abandoned, or at least very run-down, house. … Continue reading

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Loving winter.

Let’s get the obvious out of the way: it’s cold outside. DC plunged into the single digits this week, and I know that the rest of the country had far worse.  Now, I realize that this is record breaking cold, … Continue reading

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My best friend’s wedding.

Right after Christmas, James and I headed back down to Kentucky for the last wedding of 2013. One of my best friends from childhood got married! Here are a couple snapshots from her awesome wedding. I gave a speech at … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Custom Morse Code Jewelry from Some Tiny Stories

I love words. I think that’s why I decided to orient so much of my life around studying a language. Words are magical. The fact that some words express so much, the fact that some languages have words that seem … Continue reading

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Ramblings.

Some rambling sights, thoughts, and words of the past little while. Last week it got appropriately gloomy and gray, with the few leaves that have been brave enough to turn popping against the dull sky and wet streets. This week … Continue reading

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