French Sabbatical

My family's year in France…


Nantes 2011Hi, I’m Andy Smallman, the founding director of the Puget Sound Community School in Seattle and somewhat known for my work on the subject of kindness.

I started this blog on July 1, 2010, just before my family left Seattle to live in Nantes, France for a year. Each day, and by that I mean EVERY day, I posted what we had done as a way to keep in touch with our family and friends back home.

What I hope you find here is a fun record to review about my family’s incredible year in France. Use the Monthly Archive tool on the right and choose a month to visit, understanding that the sabbatical took place from July 2010 through July 2011. Or be a little more adventurous and type in something in the search feature. As a suggestion, search “Line 2” (no quotes).

And if you like reading what I have to say, I maintain a personal blog. In fact, I picked right up with my daily writing there after the sabbatical on August 1, 2011, have posted there on each of our subsequent trips to France (we return annually), and periodically get inspired to share thoughts or activities.

Occasionally, I create a blog for a special purpose. Here are some examples:
Poems From Page 143 | 12 Days of Kindness | Heartman Comics | Happy Hour Tour

I also have a personal website if you haven’t gotten enough of me yet.