A Unique Olympic Ceremony and Warnings from La Fontaine

Artist Rendering of Opening Ceremony

As an American francophile, I’m fortunate to live in a town that supports several French conversation groups. Two of my favorites are led by French women who have spent decades teaching their native language. These ladies not only know their subject matter inside and out, they’re also lively moderators who…

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February Potpourri: News and Noteworthy Nonsense from France

Cast of Marie Antoinette

Here are a few of my favorite news stories and humorous highlights of French buzz from February 2023. Mitigating Machismo According to a French road safety study, male drivers were responsible for 84% of traffic fatalities in 2021. Men also represented 93% of drivers who were caught operating a vehicle…

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