caviar d'aubergines
une plaie

la journee mondiale de l'alimentation

grenade or grenadine in France, market basket, price label (c) Kristin Espinasse,
A basket of pomegranates at our local superette.

la journée mondiale de l'alimentation

    : World Food Day

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Listen to Jean-Marc pronounce the following French words:

Aujourd'hui c'est la journée mondiale de l'alimentation. Comme dit Coluche, "Quand je pense à toi, je pense à moi." Today is World Food Day. As Coluche says, "When I think of you, I think of me."


red bicycle, yellow wall (c) Kristin Espinasse, Today is World Food Day!

On this day, many of us are asking ourselves: What can I do to help the hungry? As students, armchair travelers, artists, autodidacts et encore, we are an eclectic and a creative group -- capable of conceiving solutions to try to meet the needs of those who have no food to eat.

Those of you who are ready to change a life -- ready to act now! -- I invite you to check out these charities -- or to list your own favorite charity for those in need:

Food For the Poor (Kristin's recommendation)

One (Jean-Marc's recommendation)

(List your favorite charity...)

 Or check out Charity Navigator to find a charity not listed here.




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Suze la Rousse, milemarker, road sign, Drome, France, D59 (c) Kristin Espinasse
...a sneak peak at tomorrow's Cinéma Verité photo gallery.

In Gifts and more...

The Life of a Simple Man :
I reread and reloved this book over summer vacation.
Read it in English or read it in French.

Paris door mat:
an original gift for a francophile!

Olive Oil Infused With Herbs de Provence :
with thyme, rosemary, basil and tarragon

The Chorus (A family film favorite!)
When he takes a job teaching music at a school for troubled boys, Clément Mathieu is unprepared for its harsh discipline and depressing atmosphere. But with passion and unconventional teaching methods, he's able to spark his students' interest in music and bring them a newfound joy! It also puts him at odds with the school's overbearing headmaster, however, locking Mathieu in a battle between politics and the determination to change his pupils' lives!

A Message from KristiFor twenty years now, support from readers like you has been an encouragement and a means to carve out a career in writing. If my work has touched you in any way, please consider a donation. Your gift keeps me going! Thank you very much.

Ways to contribute:
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For more online reading: The Lost Gardens: A Story of Two Vineyards and a Sobriety