Here I am, an American in France, contemplating the meaning of independence on a rainy 4th of July. This is the second year in a row that I don’t feel “free” enough to venture back to my native California. Perhaps I’m being a little paranoid, but the so-called “sanitary crisis”…


You gotta get off the beaten path to get anywhere nowadays (Image: idealistcareers.org)

I teach English as a foreign language at several universities in northeast France. Back in the USA, this is known as ESL, or English as a Second Language. Yes, there is grammar, but the nuts and bolts of this type of teaching is focused on practical, everyday situations. …


You even had me fooled for a moment, AOC. (Image: newswars.com)

I have to tell you: I’ve been waiting 5 years for this to happen. Five years have passed since my first tangible experience of gaslighting, when I was force fed a story that didn’t jibe with what I had just experienced. I swear I saw Bernie carry that victory. I…


Yellow Vests on the Champs-Elysées (Image: Variety)

After having witnessed the tragedy with the election fraud rally yesterday, I decided to weigh in with my personal experience as an American ex-pat and sometime demonstrator here in France.

I have attended several Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) demonstrations over the past two years. To set the record straight, the…


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I am one of those people who always makes New Year’s resolutions that I break by January 2nd. I still have pounds to lose, clutter to toss, books to read, and exercise regimes to implement. I’ll bet many of you can relate to this. …


Here’s your alternative gift giving list

Are you fed up hearing about Jeff Bezos swimming in obscene amounts of money? Has Greta Thurburg got you guilt tripping about your way of life? Is Marie Kondo not doing her magic on your overstuffed drawers? …


The time is ripe for a change

Food fight! (Photo: Lolwot.com)

Thanksgiving has always been one of the best loved and most feared of holidays: it’s a time of bowl games and gathering around the nation’s most popular meal pitted against the stress of travel and heated arguments at the dinner table. 2020 will…


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My birthday is October 27th. I had a pretty short list, but life’s curve balls have compelled me to add a few more items, so let’s get to it!

All I want is….

an end to this mask madness

an end to the Rothschild dynasty and their grip on world…


As we approach the end of this dismal election cycle, and as no one seems enthusiastic about the two major candidates being shoved down our throats, I’ve decided to throw my hat into the ring.

I’m a recovering Democrat who is still clinging on to Barack Obama’s message of hope…


Hey ladies- it’s that time of the year when we’ll be getting messages to pass on to all our friends for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Yay! We get to wear pink! We get to say cheeky things like “Feel your boobies!”. We can run in our 5K’s wearing pink tutus…

Jill Gaumet

Concerned world citizen for peace, justice and the environment

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