Monthly Archives: October 2013

How to Raise Sheep, Part 2 of 3: A Country Without Books

Originally posted on Ruby Pratka – Year of No Fear:
Yesterday I went to the Librairie St-Paul, the only bookstore in Bujumbura, which makes it the only bookstore in Burundi, unless Ngozi, a university town in the north, has a…

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Dear Madame Marois (Diversity Trilogy annex)

Originally posted on The Undefended Border:
Dear Madame Marois: Allow me to begin by apologizing for writing in English. (This letter is now available in a French translation at HuffPost Québec.) I know that you speak and read English very…

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Why the Charter won’t help (diversity trilogy 3 of 3)

The essence of my opinion on the divisive Charte des Valeurs. I wrote this editorial for a community newspaper at the request of one editor, but she was overruled by an editor higher up in the food chain who did … Continue reading

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The Cake Example (diversity trilogy 2 of 3)

When I went to cover the above-menioned “cultural diversity festival”, my editor accepted the proposal with the words, “Poromoting mulitculturalism. Sounds like fun.” Not quite. There are two different ways of looking at the ideal position of cultural diversity in … Continue reading

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Beautiful it is, multicultural it isn’t. (1 of 3)

I covered a “cultural diversity festival” this week in downtown Quebec City, which means now is as good a time as ever to write a post about diversity in this city…or the lack thereof. The festival had plenty of high … Continue reading

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Topsy Turvy

Originally posted on Genna Buck:
View of Kigali City from my street. This is really a beautiful country. “Topsy turvy” is an example of a quaint Anglo-American expression that encapsulates perfectly how I feel, yet conveys exactly no information to…

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It’s enough to make you cancel your reservation

Feeling nostalgic for summer, and needed a laugh, so sharing this *head…desk* travel post. It\’s enough to make you cancel your reservation. via It's enough to make you cancel your reservation.

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