The Princess and the Pellet

Friday, 23 February In Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Princess and Pea, the prince searches high and low for a princess to marry. No one »

Forgetful Snow

Friday, 9 February Paris is an old city that has suffered many a blow. For at least the last 10,000 years humans have resided on »

History Repeats Itself

rice paddy, Sri Lanka Friday, 26 January The last 18 months have been a whirlwind of travel, at least by my standards. Besides six trips to »

Clutter and Dust

Friday, 22 December Maybe I was resistant to renovating our Paris apartment for a reason. Last Sunday we survived another punishing 11-hour drive from Berlin and »

In the Shadow of Tomorrow

Friday, 8 December The vice of winter is tightening. In Berlin today the sun will come up at 8.04 and will go down at 15. »