I have returned.
France was wonderful. Paris has only gotten better in the years since I've been there, and Ceret, the small town in the south of France where I spent a week leading a writing retreat, charming. I had full intentions to blog regularly during my trip. Obviously, that didn't happen. To my credit, I did try, but discovered that with an Ipad, one can only use Typepad, my blog host, on an app. Which I did download. But then it seemed easier to walk to town and enjoy an afternoon glass of vin rouge than figure out how to use it. So I didn't. (But, between teaching and drinking, I did manage to write quite a bit on my own projects, so that, at least, is something.)
In the meantime, after the 12-hour flight (10 from Paris to Salt Lake City, and 2 from SLC to Portland) home on Sunday, I've been a bit wigged out, trying to straighten out a weird sleeping pattern, and catch up with a million things that happened while I was gone. So my grand plans for blogging have gone astray.
However, I am working on a round-up post (that will also go out with my newsletter) for Thursday, and I'll have a book review posting on that date as well. So please stay tuned, and know that I missed you. By the way, the writing retreat/workshop was fantastic! All of our participants turned out a high level of writing and seemed well satisfied with the week's work. Next September we're going to Italy--so start making plans to join us now!
Until then, you can view my photo stream, with tons of pictures of Paris and Ceret, on Instagram.