Feb 19, 2013

Education - what is it good for?

I may not agree with much of Penelope Trunk's frequently prescriptive advice, but her thoughts the state of education in the Anglo-Saxon world (especially the description of schools as a "babysitting service") have forced me to think about how learning and education relate to "real" work - and the whole point of schooling to start with.

Feb 16, 2013

A Continentalist in Paris: Lost, not found

La recherche du peluche perdu.

A Continentalist in Paris: Bonpoint Outlet

If you can comfortably afford Bonpoint, the minor reductions aren't worth the trek - and if you can't, a €200 kids' dress reduced to €160 isn't going to seem like a sound investment.

Feb 13, 2013

A Continentalist in Paris: Snow days

Winter kept us warm, covering / Earth in forgetful snow, feeding / A little life with dried tubers.