Bringing Europe Home

Author Archive: Robin Jean Marie

Quotes from the Masters: Ovid


We had to go to Nepenthe.  It was mentioned in every Pacific Coast guide-book I had, and it was highly recommended by a friend.  It was in the area of Big Sur, so we made it our lunchtime destination. We began our day with an immensely satisfying breakfast of French pastries, croissants (and cappuccinos for my …

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Is There an Award for Procrastination?


If there’s an award for procrastination, I should get it.  Instead, I have been given some very wonderful awards from some very talented and generous bloggers.  As you may have surmised, it has taken me a while to officially and formally accept these awards, but I do so now, with gratitude. Each award comes with …

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Quotes from the Masters: Hugo


This summer has sucked out the best of me and left only a stressed-out, irritated lump who is desperate for a nap.  My son returned from nine months of study in Beirut, my daughter just left for six months of study in Santiago, my husband and twins spent a week messing about in boats at …

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Happy Fourth of July!


To all those who call America home, may you enjoy a day of celebration. Statue of Christopher Columbus at the Coit Tower in San Francisco, California.

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Quotes from the Masters: Bacon


I’m on vacation.  I haven’t been checking in on my blog or yours, lately, and I look forward to catching up when I return home.  Still, I happened across an apropos quote for my present state of mind, and I decided to put together a quick post for my weekly “Quotes from the Masters” series. It’s not winter where I …

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Quotes from the Masters: Fellini

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I love to talk.  I really do.  I love to engage others in conversation and witty repartee.  I relish the active, educated, verbalized exchange of ideas and opinions.  I enjoy telling stories and making other people laugh.  But sometimes, I need to keep my mouth shut.  I need to curtail my own enthusiastic urge to …

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