…dare to shine

Now that the glow of the Stanley Cup parade is behind us (but forever in our hearts), it’s time to get our heads in the game, ladies and gentlemen. The Women’s World Cup is well underway and it’s time to pay (the women as much as you pay their male counterparts, and… ) attention.

…priez pour nous

Yesterday, the world watched as one of the most iconic, historic, and beloved pieces of architecture was destroyed. Hymns were sung, tears were shed, and history was mourned as the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris was engulfed in flames. As nearly a thousand years of history burned before us on television, social media, and…

…Take A Moment

Events like yesterday’s horrific attacks in Paris stir a range of emotions. The anger, sadness, and disbelief can have a polarizing effect. They’ll either tear people apart or bring them closer together. Which is why reactions like last night’s #PorteOuverte are so incredibly significant. Parisians fought back last night with kindness, and refused to give into fear. While…

…garder la porte ouverte

Kindness can come from the smallest of gestures. It takes so little, but can create so much. Today, World Kindness Day, we were all faced with another tragic reminder of its importance.

…perceive the illusion

To us, the outside observer, the world of Hugo Cabret appears a magical one–a train station in Paris of the 1930’s filled with interesting people and interesting stories. As we follow our young guide through the literal clock-work of his life we see vignettes as he passes them by: a would be encounter prevented by…

…apprendre quelque chose de nouveau

I was considering the title of …herdederdeder, but it occurred to me that only two people (literally, you know who you are) would get that reference, so I skipped it. But I’m not one to completely waste comedic moments.  So, let me explain. I love all things French (painting, food, music, etc.).  So obviously, when…