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Laïcité, faith, and freedom of speech the French way

Charlie Hebdo fait la une. A detail from the front page of ‘Le Parisien’ newspaper, 20th Sept, 2012

Miracle Maid is a Bilingual British Blogger based in the Grésivaudan who writes and rants in French and English. She shares a recent post with Grenoble Life. Continue reading Laïcité, faith, and freedom of speech the French way

The France Etats-Unis guide to ‘la rentrée’

September. Photo by rosemary

April Buchanan explains the concept of la rentrée for the uninitiated, and tells us all about France Etats-Unis Grenoble‘s activities coming up from September. Continue reading The France Etats-Unis guide to ‘la rentrée’

‘La grossesse’ in Grenoble – part 2, “in full training”

An ultrasound scan. Photo: j.dopf

In the second part of a blog about her experience as an expecting mother in France, Grenoble Life’s Shonah Wraith describes her second trimester. Continue reading ‘La grossesse’ in Grenoble – part 2, “in full training”

Trudi Penkler – adaptation counselling in Grenoble. Part I

Trudi Penkler

Trudi Penkler is a psychologist, psychotherapist and ‘Intercultural Consultant’ with her own practice, Active Adaptation Counselling, in Grenoble. In the first of a two-part interview, she talks to Grenoble Life about helping foreigners adapt to life in a new culture, going professional in France, and being a Ghostbuster!

Continue reading Trudi Penkler – adaptation counselling in Grenoble. Part I

My fruitless efforts to change national education

Classroom. Photo: sfar

Gregg West is an American history and geography teacher at Cité Scolaire Internationale. He also handles the school pantomime, organic gardening club, interpersonal communication classes and music club.  In this explosive article for Grenoble Life, he describes his career-long efforts to change the education system in France. Continue reading My fruitless efforts to change national education

City of Grenoble Magazine says: ‘City of Grenoble Doing a Great Job’

Les Nouvelles de Grenoble

In the latest post in his blog The Franco-American Daily Deconstructionist; History and Culture in Everyday Life,  John Hess leafs through the City of Grenoble Magazine Les Nouvelles de Grenoble. Here’s what he has to say about it. Continue reading City of Grenoble Magazine says: ‘City of Grenoble Doing a Great Job’

Clearstream: Clients, Patrons, and French Political Parricide

 
Sarkozy & Chirac
Sarkozy & Chirac

In the second post in his blog The Franco-American Daily Deconstructionist; History and Culture in Everyday Life, John Hess asks “Are you all as bored by the Clearstream affair as I am? If so, then excellent, this blog is just for you!”

Continue reading Clearstream: Clients, Patrons, and French Political Parricide

The Franco-American Daily Deconstructionist: Michel Has Another Serving of Pasta

Michel
Michel Has Another Serving of Pasta

In his new blog The Franco-American Daily Deconstructionist; History and Culture in Everyday Life, John Hess’s attention is caught by a recent French road safety  advertisement.  Continue reading The Franco-American Daily Deconstructionist: Michel Has Another Serving of Pasta