Author Archives: Becky Jill

Month in Review – February

Movies: A Matter of Life and Death (1946) – My friend Sarah and I do a monthly NYC cultural activity to give us an excuse to catch up and try new things. We saw this film as part of the … Continue reading

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Month in Review – Janurary

Museum Exhibits: History of Magic @ the New-York Historical Society – Too bad this has closed. It was well-curated with historical artifacts and it surprisingly wasn’t creepy at all. Movies: Second Act – the second worst movie I have seen … Continue reading

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30 Day NY Times Challenge

Dear Rebecca, It’s a new year! Anything could happen. I know you’ve been reflecting on the past, and there are so many ways you want to grow and improve your life in 2019. Don’t get carried away. It’s so easy … Continue reading

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Day 4: La Spécialiste de la Nature

Isn’t this little guy adorable? He’s a taxidermy bird on display in the Museum of Natural History in Nantes, France.   This year I’m heading back to summer camp to work with the little kiddos for 7 weeks. They’ve asked me … Continue reading

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Day 3: Warm Days, Cool Nights

This is a super creamy, not too sweet French ice cream that was delightfully on sale at Whole Foods! Normally $7-$8, it was an irresistible $5. Mint Chip – my fave. One of the main differences between French and American … Continue reading

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Day 2: Fluent Forever

Anyone who is looking to acquire a new language should read this book! It’s a balanced approach to the science of language acquisition, and most efficient way to go about it. I’ve been studying French for years, but I’ve never focused … Continue reading

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Starting Fresh – Day 1

I just got back from an extended trip through Northern France, and so I thought I’d pick up this goal again. Can I keep my language skills solid on my own? The picture above is of Les Anneaux, a series … Continue reading

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