Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Season of Melting and Mud

Remember the snow picture I posted almost exactly a month ago? Well, Spring does exist in Quebec. The snow isn’t gone yet, but we are making progress, and in the process, the snow is revealing secret treasures hidden in its … Continue reading

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On self-deprecation

When I go to Baltimore, I always manage to work in a visit to the free book exchange. This time, I found the entire Frank McCourt trilogy (you know, the Irish writer who wrote ‘Angela’s Ashes’ ?) in paperback. I’d … Continue reading

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Everywhere I used to go is gone, or at least, the people who made it worth going to have gone. The rink where I used to skate now sits empty. The snowball stand where I used to go to buy … Continue reading

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Last Night

Ding dong, the Charte is dead, which old Charte, the wicked Charte, ding dong the wicked Charte is dead… If you are living in Quebec, you would have to be living under a rock not to know what happened during … Continue reading

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Kwibuka 20: Remembering Rwanda (and Burundi)

Today is no ordinary day in Rwanda or Burundi. But no one would call it a holiday. 20 years ago last night, the plane carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira was shot down over Kigali (Rwanda). … Continue reading

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Stuff journalists don’t like

My dear friends in the public relations, media relations and event planning professions, Quite a few of you are probably journalism-school graduates and have heard of Stuff Journalists Like . Now, meet Stuff Journalists Don’t Like. I mean, really, really … Continue reading

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