Author Archives: msmarguerite

About msmarguerite

Young Quebec City-based freelance journalist. once and future nomad. I blog about life, about travel, about things I notice and every so often about work. I enjoy language learning, singing, swing dancing, skating and...other stuff, sometimes. My heart is somewhere in East Africa, Haiti or Eastern Europe. English, français, русский, malo slovensko, un poco de espanol, um pouco de português ndiga ikirundi, mwen ap aprann kreyòl...

For the second time in seven months, I’m sitting here in front of my screen, downhearted, thinking, “REALLY, Quebec City? REALLY?” Reports of “a left-wing protest” that disrupted traffic and sent flares, glass bottles, chairs and ink bombs flying through a … Continue reading

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“Mèsi anpil”

Je suis passée par un évènement très intéressant au Stade Olympique hier soir, avec des demandeurs d’asile. Il y avait un comptoir de nourriture et des animateurs et animatrices de jeux venant d’organismes locaux. Le coin “art” a attiré mon … Continue reading

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Life advice from a wide-eyed 20-something

— CN: DEATH AND MORTALITY —             Barcelona [live updates as of this writing] …Charlottesville…what can I say? What is it with all these rogue vehicles? A runaway car, or a similar attack out of nowhere, could … Continue reading

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Not a Montreal Tanka

Not a Montreal Tanka There’s something larger-than-life about walking down a busy sidewalk between a beggar shaking a cup at the end of a jury-rigged fishing-rod like thing and a posh Italian restaurant with diners on the terrasse tasting tartare … Continue reading

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Photo of the….

Back in Montreal and completely exhausted from a night of attempting to sleep in a train seat that was screwed to a wall. I’m not much of a photo poster, but I took this in Ste-Anne-des-Monts in the Gaspé. That’s … Continue reading

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Québec, explained…or not

Checking in from a train somewhere in Nova Scotia, to relate a funny conversation I had in a youth hostel in Ste-Anne-des-Monts in Gaspésie (rural northeastern Quebec) with a young, bilingual Montreal Anglo photographer who had been in my rideshare, … Continue reading

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“À la rescousse des naufragés”

À la demande de plusieurs (et pour primer mon cerveau avant d’entreprendre un autre projet d’écriture en français…) je mets ici des liens vers l’intégral de la série que la correspondante québécoise Agnès Gruda a écrite à bord de l’Aquarius. … Continue reading

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