Language | Learning | Personal Growth

Striving for Prévoyance

“C’est une prévoyance très nécessaire de sentir qu’on ne peut tout prévoir.”(“It is a very necessary forethought to feel that you cannot foresee everything.”) – Jean-Jacques Rousseau Prévoyance. The word tantalizes me, capturing my imagination, tauntingly just out of reach. It’s a French word, essentially translating basically to “foreseeability”. Prévoyance is powerful when applied to…

History | Travel

The Work of Exploration

“Filling the mind with illusions is not the way to carry out with honor the work of exploration.” – Samuel Champlain Champlain was a stickler for careful preparation and research. He wasn’t one to half-ass anything he did, especially when it came to sailing across an ocean to uncharted places. He learned from the failures…

History | Travel

Mount Desert Island

“Le sommet de la plus part d’icelles est desgarny d’arbres parceque ce ne sont que roches. Je l’ay nommee l’isle des Monts-deserts.” – Samuel de Champlain(Translated into English: “The top of most of them is bare with trees because they are only rocks. I named it the island of Monts-deserts.”) French Explorer Samuel de Champlain…