KCFrance
report this user
Feb 23 KCFrance commented on Trump Time.
Right about the same time you left Germany in the early 90s, I moved to Europe. I decided that was what I wanted to do one evening in 1990 in Berlin while at the Café Einstein. I was still just traveling around then, and that evening, sitting at a table for 12 with people from all over Europe who could all speak at least 2 languages, I suddenly thought “THIS is how I want to live.” As luck would have it, a couple weeks later on a ferry from Sweden I met an Englishman who planned to move to the French Pyrenees, and in 1994 we settled here together.

The first 5 or 6 years we lived here, I rarely heard an American voice. The Herald Tribune arrived a day late. Little by little, America crept in. We could buy books, then read newspapers, then see films undubbed. Eventually I could listen to NPR while cooking dinner, just like I used to do in the 80s. Now we’re awash in American news and everything else. A couple of days after the election, my lone American friend in this area and I sat in her car, fuming. Even though we both love it here, for a moment we wished we were over there, so we could DO something.

What crappy timing for you, Dan. I understand totally why the idea of moving to Austria was so attractive just last year. But yeah, there is no escaping Trump’s loathsome mug over here and you’d have the double frustration of not being able to be right there resisting and unable to vote or speak (fluently) against the far right over here. I’m glad you’re going back.
More...
Nov 23, 2016 KCFrance commented on Savage Love.
My fantasy is that tens thousands of people holding candles will surround the White House on the eve of the inauguration in a silent vigil. That would make a more powerful statement than a few people turning their backs, and would make a stunning visual. Spread the word.
Oct 19, 2016 KCFrance commented on Savage Love.
Does anyone else wonder if a lot of Republicans are not denouncing Trump because they think if he gets in they might manage to bump him off (and accuse HC of murder -- they've done it before) and get their man Pence instead?
Sep 23, 2016 KCFrance commented on Joining a Fraternity or Sorority in College Is Totally Pointless.
Article should be subtitled "An Open Letter to The Kid in Case You Were Even THINKING About Joining a Fraternity"
Aug 8, 2016 KCFrance commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Rest of the Story.
@13- I can't count the number of times I've typed out what threatened to become a long comment and then after a couple of paragraphs thought, "Why am I doing this? I have a ton of work to do!" and left the page. Time passes and I remember writing a comment but forget that I never submitted it. So now my rule is, 1 paragraph only.
Jul 19, 2016 KCFrance commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: The Boyfriend Experience.
Locking your phone with a password is how you get him to stop reading your emails. Then leave.
Jun 21, 2016 KCFrance commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: New Father Wants a Threesome Right Now.
I hope his wife also loves Dan's blog and reads it every day.
Jun 1, 2016 KCFrance commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Do All Gay Men Have Anal Sex?.
This letter made me realise that trans people have to learn practically overnight how men and women, whatever their orientation, talk around each other when the other gender isn't present. For some people (not all) it must come as a shock.
May 18, 2016 KCFrance commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Drug-Free Bone.
Hm. Just reread and noticed it was a beach party "hosted by his country club". This says to me that he is concerned with status and appearances, so yeah he's boasting about no Viagra. When I first read the letter I'd just finished reading depressing articles about opioid addiction and employee drug testing, didn't notice the country club reference and thought things had gotten so bad that now Americans felt the need to boast about not being addicted to painkillers.
Apr 20, 2016 KCFrance commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day:.
I was the LW 26 years ago, gave a calm ultimatum that I would be able to hold to because I was about to leave France to go back to the States and (crucially) there was no internet. It worked, and my husband says he admired me for forcing him to stop and think.