Archive for July, 2013

A Foodie in France

paris, france, eiffel tower

The Eiffel Tower at Night

Paris, City of Lights, City of Love, City of History, and the City of French Cuisine!

I recently spent a week vacation in Paris, France, and while I climbed all the steps of the Eiffel Tower, heard the bells of Notre Dame blast through my soul amongst the gargoyles, traipsed the bowels of Paris up close and personal with ancient bones in the catacombs, I must say that after coming back home and going through those memorable pictures it is the scenes of food that really stood out.

And so, I realized I’m a foodie.

croque italian and hot tea, Paris, France

Croque Italian and Mariage tea! One of the many meals in Paris, France.

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Love, True Love

Equal Love

Equal Love

In Shilon it is a great taboo for one to marry outside their Clan. Though there are no written laws that forbid such unions, the fear of ostracization is so strong amongst the peoples of Shilon that it is impossible to imagine such a union exists. Granted there are those who remain Clanless.


Gossip surrounds those few who have no known Clan, rumors of scandalous unions producing impure offspring that could ruin the bloodlines of the Clans. These children are often bullied and abandoned by society or their parents.
The taboo is even harsher for those who are born to nobility. The desire to keep the Clans pure has caused much heartach, for love knowns no Clan. Many have fallen in love with peoples from other Clans, though they fear even confessing their feelings. Read the rest of this entry »