I can’t agree to disagree

  i can’t agree to disagree if that means sitting passively on my hands like i’ve done for years because i’ve been more worried about the opinions of man than my screaming convictions and the tug of my conscience to save face, to preserve my pride, to make sure no one gets their feelings hurt. well, i’m not that girl anymore.  

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What’s on MY Mantel?

A few weeks ago, I shared with you a few of my tips for making a furnished apartment feel like home. From promptly putting your suitcases away to stocking your pantry to (eventually) inviting a new friend over for a cup of coffee, there are many practical and inexpensive things you can do to make your new apartment feel like a familiar, safe, and comfortable haven. I share these tips because they’ve worked for me. My own pre-furnished rental has become a home over the past few months thanks to a lot of intentionality and patience — patience with the space […]

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The World is Watching: French Opinions on the US Election

I have been asked by several friends and family members to shed some light on how the French are feeling about the results of our recent US election. Let me preface this by saying that I was wary of tackling a piece like this because, admittedly, I wasn’t sure how I could write about the outcome in an unemotional way. But, now that the dust has settled a little and I feel a bit more, shall we say, levelheaded about it all, I have decided to give it a go. I am in no way positioning myself as a political expert, […]

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