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The Gingerbread Man on the Metro

Posted on December 11, 2016 at 4:00pm 9 Comments

My secret weapon was a little wooden train.

I ordered it from IKEA, along with a shoe rack for our hallway. It was cheap, colorful, and compatible with my son Julien’s Brio track, and my plan was to keep it in my…


Very sad news about a former OSer

Posted on October 25, 2016 at 3:30pm 7 Comments

I met Erica Herd, who blogged on Open as "Erica K.", at the big, lovely meet-up in Manhattan in 2012.  I was impressed by how kind she was - and how impeccably coiffed.  

Those of you who read her at Open, and/or who followed her to her Word Press blog, Suburban Hobo,  probably know about her warmth and…


The Little American

Posted on October 15, 2016 at 7:12am 20 Comments

That’s what some people here in France fondly call my son Julien.


But for a long time, I doubted he was very American at all.

Although I’m American, and although he’s visited the US a few times, he was born in a hospital in Paris, the city that’s been his home ever since. And as for me, the…


Locomotives and hipster culture collide in an old Parisian train depot — and it’s pretty awesome

Posted on August 26, 2016 at 2:30pm 7 Comments

One of the perks of having an energetic, inquisitive toddler is that it makes you get out more — not to mention head…


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A reader, a writer, a fingernail biter, a cat person, a traveller, a good kid to be around if you don't like silence, a movie buff, a history buff, an insomniac, a dreamer, a cookie inhaler, an immigrant, sort-of married, a would-be fashion maven, an extrovert who needs a lot of alone time, an art lover who can't draw a straight line. I'm also Editor in Chief of "Beguile", a literary e-zine. We're always on the lookout for new voices. Come check us out at http://www.beguilezine.blogspot.

My header and background were thought up by me, but since I am just horrendous at drawing, the boyfriend very kindly drew the pictures, and helped put it online, while I sat around complaining and periodically snapping photos of our cat.  I love you, D!  Thanks! 

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At 2:47pm on March 11, 2015, Mimetalker said…

Alysa!!! Good to see you here.

At 11:22am on February 6, 2015, Heidi Banerjee said…

I have missed fernsy a lot, too.

At 11:20am on February 6, 2015, Heidi Banerjee said…
At 11:15am on February 6, 2015, Heidi Banerjee said…

Hi Alysa, please go to the post here.There are some comments for you to read.

At 2:44pm on December 29, 2012, Myriad said…

Thanks!  hope you had a good Christmas and will be back home soon!

At 5:46pm on December 24, 2012, Anna Herrington said…

Dear Alysa,

Merry Christmas to you and yours -- and Paris  : )

I've enjoyed getting to know you a little here online, my friend halfway across the world...

xo  Anna

At 11:23pm on December 17, 2012, Barbara Falconer Newhall said…

Love your pictures. Boyfriend also very nice for putting them up for you.

At 4:44am on December 10, 2012, Alysa Salzberg said…

fernsy! I've missed you, and have been thinking of you, as well. I hope things are getting better for you.  OS is awful right now but I hope it's not hopeless - but Our Salon is really quite delightful and that helps ease the pain of witnessing Open's decline.

At 6:56pm on December 9, 2012, fernsy said…

Great to see you Alysa. Been thinking of you. OS is hopeless, sadly. Hope to find out how you are doing asap.

At 12:52pm on December 9, 2012, Alysa Salzberg said…

Hi Heidi, it's been hard for me to get onto Open Salon as well.  It's frustrating, and very sad to see what the site has become....  I'm glad to be here, and glad you're here, too!



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