Tag: France

  • Why I No Longer Say the Pledge

    Why I No Longer Say the Pledge

    My daughter called me this week, teary-eyed and upset. She had just returned home from a school assembly to honor veterans. It was her first school assembly for such a purpose as a mom. And as any parent comes to understand, parenting makes you see[..]
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  • My Boyfriend and Me

    My Boyfriend and Me

    We were sitting in a booth at our favorite little Italian restaurant, my boyfriend and me, eating the same meal, fixed differently. We are different that way, a lot of ways, really, my boyfriend and me. Even though we've been together going on some 37[..]
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  • Serendipity

    Serendipity

        The other night while walking Tim & I ran into someone we hadn't seen in ages. She had just gotten back from France, where she had visited Bayeux, Basse-Normandie, France, the town where much of Burdy takes place. Here's what the always delightful Karen[..]
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  • Fiddleheads: Giveaway

    Fiddleheads: Giveaway

      You may or may not have heard that I have a new book coming out later this year from Mercer University Press: BURDY. It is the sequel to MOTHER OF RAIN. You definitely will want to read MOTHER OF RAIN before reading BURDY. There will[..]
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  • What Darkness Fears

    What Darkness Fears

      [caption id="attachment_1285" align="aligncenter" width="580"] On the streets of Paris.[/caption] It was not for love of fashion or the macaroons that I went to Paris. What drew me to France was the art of remembering and honoring. What drew me to France was the writing[..]
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  • HEROES OF HOPE AND HEALING

    HEROES OF HOPE AND HEALING

    This was posted first at the Vietnam Memorial Wall Foundation blog.  By Karen Spears Zacharias Some people know them as the “Yellow Hatters”, the familiar park service volunteers dressed in bright yellow shirts and matching hats who stand ready at The Wall. Ready to help with a pencil[..]
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  • Faith-Colored Glasses

    Faith-Colored Glasses

    We were invited to attend a concert in the village up the road a'piece. Every artist needs a promoter who believes in their work and direct others to it Claire is her mother's biggest fan. "She wrote a song for me," Claire says. "Middle child."[..]
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