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La Rentrée, Essoyes

What a busy week it has been in Essoyes! As if from Sleepytown to Busytown, France–overnight!…

Continue Reading September 7, 2019 at 9:48 am 6 comments

A Wonderful Day in Troyes-in-Champagne

Like many people, my favorite city in France is Paris. But my second-favorite city in France is not so well known. So please allow me to introduce you to a beautiful, medium-sized city in eastern France, about two and a half hours southeast of Paris, that you really should think about visiting if you haven’t already…

Continue Reading October 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm Leave a comment

La rentrée, La vendange, à Essoyes

…the big field where the gens de voyage who have come here to pick grapes during the vendange park their campers was empty, and now it is not. As the sun set last night, I could hear the hum of the motors of their caravans, the cries of children playing in the evening air…

Continue Reading August 28, 2017 at 8:13 am Leave a comment

Springtime in Essoyes

…the vines on the surrounding hills are slowly beginning to turn green, and the forested hills, which were a kind of brownish gray in early spring, have already done so…

Continue Reading May 22, 2016 at 1:25 pm 1 comment

My Lovely Little Village in the Heart of France

My little village in the heart of France offers a kind of peaceful and deeply satisfying daily life that is quite common in many little French villages–and hard to find many other places in the world. In Essoyes the connection between past, present and future is easier to feel, somehow–in the continuity of traditions as well as in the slow, inexorable change that is one of life’s constants.

Continue Reading June 24, 2011 at 7:54 pm 2 comments

Writing from the Heart in Essoyes

Fond memories of Writing from the Heart 2008…and anticipation of a new adventure in Essoyes!

Continue Reading April 14, 2009 at 7:15 pm Leave a comment

What is Writing from the Heart?

What does it really mean, to “write from the heart?” And how does one find the courage, or the stamina, to do so?…”Writing is not about grammar, it is about telling the truth,” says Nancy Slonim Aronie, in her wonderful book…

Continue Reading March 29, 2009 at 2:19 am 6 comments


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