Do my thighs look big? Some would be surprised French women ask themselves this question. But three months till summertime and, truth is, the French--men, women, and even children--are already dieting! They're talking about it at the picnic table, in the school yard, and in programs on T.V. The other day I overhead the term "culotte de... Read more →

Ça y est... It's book launch day! First French Essais is now available here, on Amazon. A Very Special Day in a French Life... The morning sun is warming the countryside and still I'm trembling like a leaf--trying to write this crucial book launch page without a PR team, without a marketing director, without Mom. Like the... Read more →

Book cover designs by TLC Graphics. Click on the image to enlarge it. Bonne Année! Have a New Year's goal? Mine is to be more concise in my writing. I'll practice today by getting straight to the point (er... just after today's word and our sponsor's message!): aller droit au but (ah-lay-dwat-oh-bewt) : to get straight to... Read more →

"Blossoming in Provence Volume Two?".... Would this photo work for the next story collection? The title could be written across the blue sky... the picture, bordered by a green cover? Your thoughts here, in the comments box. ribambelle (une ribambelle de...) 1. a swarm, flock of (bees, birds...) 2. a string of (kids...) 3. a row of;... Read more →

"Le Papillon Jaune" (discovered last month, munching on our hearty Lila d'Espagne). Butterflies! Talk about processus! le processus (pro sess ooce) noun, masculine : process Audio: listen to Jean-Marc pronounce today's word & example sentence: Download WAV or MP3 Le processus est toujours le même. The process is always the same. "Processus" by Janet Skeslien Charles Today,... Read more →