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Day Trip: Orléans

Day Trip: Orléans

Armed with a Prius and a sense of adventure, my tribe headed to Orléans. King Louis XII felt that town was the “heart” of the French royalty, a treasure to be protected. In my humble opinion, it still is such a treasure. Situated on the Loire, Orléans is...
Sampling Platter of Paris

Sampling Platter of Paris

As a day trip, we went into Paris for a day for sightseeing, tourist bumping, shopping, and general city-exploring shenanigans. This time, we headed toward the area in Paris known as Le Mariais, which has some interesting cultural themes. Our walk extended over to...

New schoolmates

The interesting thing about residencies is that sometimes, you run into folks that you have met before. This residency is a fairly small group of people, and I have already made some solid connections of colleagues that may be very helpful. Just like in middle school,...

I’ll Go to Paris if I Must.

My last residency for my PhD program is in Paris, a city where I have worked in the past and enjoy a great deal. There’s something for everyone in Paris, and the best thing to me is that I get to enjoy it with my tribe! Instead of staying in the residency hotel,...