Monthly Archives: June 2016

A Guide to Surviving as a Vampire in the Summer

Umbrellas on Beach

Summer is here!  That means it’s time for barbecues, sandals and sundresses.  White pants make their seasonal return, or if you’re like me, black leggings continue their strong, year long presence.  Most importantly, it’s time for warm weather and the beach!  Every year a million articles are spawned reminding us of the dangers of the sun and proper sun-care techniques to employ so I’ve decided to get in on the action.

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Inappropriately Translated Idioms: Normandy Invasion Edition

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach

Today marks the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, when over 150,000 Allied troops invaded the coast of France during WWII.   Historical commentary has already been done better and more poignantly in books and documentaries than I could ever do.  However, I wanted to share the time, on a tour of the Normandy Invasion beaches, our French tour guide stood in front of our little group, solemnly stared out at us, and to describe the destruction at Omaha Beach said with gravitas and a beautiful French accent ” Ze say you cannot make a war without breaking a few eggs”

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