Tag: personal

  • The Essentials – A Holiday

    The Essentials – A Holiday

    I hope your summer is going well, Divas! Right now, in my part of the world, it is sticky hot and these dog days are designed for either being close by a cool body of water or happily inside an air-conditioned space. Be a little extra kind to those who must be outdoors for extended…

  • The Pause That Refreshes

    The Pause That Refreshes

    Perhaps nothing could be more American that titling a piece of writing with a Coca-Cola slogan. Such are the times in which we live. It’s a good slogan – certainly good enough for the Co-Cola company for nearly a century, and good enough to convince Norman Rockwell to paint for the soft drink behemoth –…

  • Les Vacances

    Les Vacances

    When I first began learning French a few years ago (and I’m still very much a novice, but I enjoy the challenge), I was delighted to learn that the French word for “vacation” – les vacances – is plural. I think that tells you a lot about the culture right there. (Mind you, the productivity of France…