Terra: Personal Space is a Relative Thing

… For anyone going to stay in France as more than just a tourist, it is important to realize something about the French people you may live with and befriend- they will not respect your ideals of personal space. The next time you interact with your friends, think about how far away you stand from […]

Folium: Two Is A Crowd via NYTimes

Folium: Two Is A Crowd via NYTimes “Physical contact between two people…can be perfectly correct in one culture, and absolutely taboo in another”. Edward T Hall, 1968 So… about 93 to 97% of all communication between human beings is non-verbal – an encouraging statistic for those who never really understood the benefit of learning all […]

Folium: Mont Saint-Michel from Space via BoingBoing

 Folium: Mont Saint-Michel from Space via BoingBoing You’ve seen it on postcards and travel shows, during high tide and low. Mont Saint-Michel is one of the great iconic man-made structures of the world. Built, quite literally, on the northern coastline of France the monastery and the surrounding city below is only accessible during low tides. […]

Folium: APOD – Flying Over the Earth at Night

Folium – APOD: 2012 March 5 – Flying Over the Earth at Night This post isn’t so much about languages as it is about perspective. Too many people live the same kind of life. They are born in a certain place. They live and play in or near that place. They go to school in that […]