I love the French language. My father lived in Paris before I was born, and he entertained us by speaking French at the dinner table. I first studied French in high school, but did not really learn to speak it until my junior year of college, at the University of Strasbourg, France. After that I made occasional vacation trips to France. My sister lives in England and my nephews are British, so I have continued to visit Europe. From 2007 to 2013 my daughter and I lived in Paris, where she attended secondary school. I took intensive French courses, worked for the French transportation ministry, and later attended the School for Advanced Social Science Studies where I obtained a Master's in Cultural Anthropology in 2015, in the French language.
I spent three months in Europe from Nov. 2017 to Feb. 2018, mostly in France, where I had a knee replacement in a French hospital. This was an experience in French immersion, which was often a nice distraction.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Tufts University - Bachelor in Arts, Economics
Graduate Degree: School of Advanced Social Sciences - Master of Arts, Cultural Anthropology
French, flute playing, transportation issues, especially rail, gardening, swimming, walking, hiking