Annus Horribilis

Queen Elizabeth II called 1992 an annus horribilis, (that's Latin for horrible year). She added “1992 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure.” I, Evelyne Fallows, call 2020 my annus horribilis (or shitty year) and will definitely not look back at the first six months with any kind of … Continue reading Annus Horribilis

Now Available In Lebanon

For readers in Lebanon, The Polar Bear and the Palm Tree is now available as ebook on Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-polar-bear-and-the-palm-tree Happy reading! Evelyne

COVID-19 and Virtual Drinks

Let me reassure you right there, the meetings with friends are virtual, the drinks though are very real, as my expanding waistline can attest. It all started with my friend Amel's initiative, who always has excellent ideas: since we can't go out and meet in person, why not do it on Zoom? BYOB, she added. … Continue reading COVID-19 and Virtual Drinks

This Too Shall Pass

I recently finished the 21-day meditation challenge by Deepak Chopra. Each day brought a thought, an exercise, a meditation session. One day, I had to reflect on all the challenges I had faced in my life, how I felt about them and how I recovered. The mantra of the day was "This too shall pass." … Continue reading This Too Shall Pass

Musings of a Thanksgiving Late Bloomer

Recently, at a dinner in Manhattan, our friend Robert asked us what our favorite Thanksgiving memories were. My husband, Tom, was quick to reply, all choked up, that it was his favorite holiday, a time in his youth when his parents would welcome strangers at their family table. People who had no one or visitors … Continue reading Musings of a Thanksgiving Late Bloomer