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Impasse Ronsin

I just finished an exceptional translation project for the Kehrer Verlag publishing house in Heidelberg and the Museum Tinguely in Basel about the celebrated artist community at Impasse Ronsin in Paris. Continue reading →

Foot in the door

Coming from the North American system where journalists can aspire to become respected professors based on their professional accomplishments, I have struggled to accept my role as a mere sessional lecturer in France because their academic system requires substantial accreditation and recognised graduate degrees. Continue reading →


Over the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure to work as a translator for the French photographer Antoine d’Agata and we have been able to collaborate on several books. None has had such a profound impact as Virus. Continue reading →


A quick tip of the hat to an old friend building a new performance space out of discarded pianos. Yes, a performance space out of discarded pianos. Welcome to the Pianodrome. Continue reading →

Best Bookshelves Ever?

In the area of the Luberon where I live, there is a wonder wood called “mélèze”. It is “tamarack” in English and it is a versatile wood imbued with a natural pesticide that weathers extremely well in the northern Provençal climate.  Continue reading →

Enabled By Globalisation

Although I am a deeply competitive person, one game I have always loathed and have always been terrible at is poker. This is because my basic life philosophy — if you love something, go all in — is a terrible poker strategy. The past four occasions I’ve played Texas hold ‘em, I’ve lost all my money in the first 20 minutes because of misguidedly going all in on unsuitable occasions. Continue reading →

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