Once Upon A Chime(s)

Severe weather advisories were in effect for days as March roared into the city with high winds. The morning the gale finally abated, I stood by the kitchen sink overlooking our terrace nook. Something was off, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. I turned on the news and made coffee. As I poured … Continue reading Once Upon A Chime(s)

Learning From Life Podcast

I was honored and delighted to be invited by Linda Sage to be a guest speaker on her podcast. Stay tuned, it will be aired this Friday! From humble beginnings in France to the skyline of New York, Evelyne Fallows has fought to conquer many Everest size challenges in her life emotionally, psychologically and physically. … Continue reading Learning From Life Podcast

Food…glorious food. An expat’s musings.

Paris, 1999.  My husband and I are having dinner at Spoon, one of Alain Ducasse's restaurants near the Champs Elysees. Tom has a big announcement to make and is clearly excited. Tom: I got a job offer, you'll never guess where! Me: ...(I never did so fast forward...) Tom: Seoul, Korea! Me: ...? Seoul, 2000. … Continue reading Food…glorious food. An expat’s musings.

Saudi Arabia ~ History in the making

A big thank you to this week's contributor, my friend Malinda Quartel Coupe, who lives in Riyadh and is sharing her experience driving in the kingdom.  June 24, 2018 marked the first day that females were allowed behind the wheel for the very first time (legally) in the history of this country. As a Dutch … Continue reading Saudi Arabia ~ History in the making

Reflections of a new Manhattanite (part 2)

This applied to me for the first 50 years of my life: In Europe, in Asia and in the Middle East, we had Celsius, meters and kilos. Then...I moved to the U.S. It was a challenge, especially if you take into account I am a catastrophe with numbers. The first time I realized I'd better … Continue reading Reflections of a new Manhattanite (part 2)