Monthly Archives: March 2014

My front yard, Québec, March 30

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“They think we don’t like them, so…”

Two conversations I recently had that seem to shed some light on race in Quebec: A Québécoise woman in my choir carpool was describing an interaction she recently had with a stranger who was black. It was a row over … Continue reading

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NGO with Quebec roots helps Bujumbura flood victims

Bravo Ministries, the Burundian NGO behind the Musaga ex-prostitutes project link in French has put together a great project to support 60 families who were victims of last month’s floods in Bujumbura. They also now have a well-done WordPress so … Continue reading

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In Awe of India

Originally posted on Penning from Planes:
As I walked to the temple, the enormity of it looming in the distance made me feel uncontrollably small. Mahogany beams interlocked across the entrance creating an archway of enigma atop a series of…

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The Failure of the European-Style State and “Development” in Africa

Originally posted on Advokat Dyavola:
“We had escaped a place where evil stared right at you from the sockets of a child’s skull on a battlefield, only to arrive in London, where office workers led lives of such tedium and…

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The Creative Process

I stole this from a web-designer friend who is the brains and brilliance behind QueerMentalHealth.org and knows at least as well as I do what it`s like to work in a demanding, adrenaline-pumping creative profession while dealing with low self-esteem. … Continue reading

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