Tag Archives: inequality

Things that disturb me

Everyone who knows me, knows I’m not that into buying new clothes. The sandals that are on my feet now, I’ve had them since I was 16. I’ve also had several of my shirts for that long. Most of the … Continue reading

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A powerful comment on the Mediterranean drownings

A picture speaks a thousand words… I didn’t draw this. I haven’t been able to find out who drew this cartoon. If you did draw it, let me know and I will happily credit you or remove it if that’s what you prefer. 

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From the archives: Food and human contact for Quebec’s homeless

I promise to start updating this blog again soon. My life has been a bit nuts. A new person and a few new things have entered into it, and one person has left it (a death in my extended family). … Continue reading

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The 10-day good news challenge

It doesn’t take a depressive episode these days to realize that the world is screwed up. If I was writing this post in French I would use the words bâclé, foiré, mêlé, magané, fucké, bousillé, à l’envers. Economic inequality at its highest … Continue reading

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Les aventures fabuleuses de Kira Burundi

Mes lecteurs fidèles, particulièrement les barundi et amoureux du Burundi (qui forment probablement la majorité de mes lecteurs, mais qui sait?) reconnaitront mon affection pour le petit ONG KIRA Burundi qui, à coups de ventes de garage,financements de foule et … Continue reading

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The one phrase you should not use after you return from Africa

“They are poor but everyone seemed so happy”. I am sure you have heard this statement one too many times.The tourists, study abroad students or visitors to the African continent often come back with great news. “The kids were all…

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Parting thoughts from a Rwandan colleague

Read this on my Facebook this afternoon and thought it was beautiful…via Prudent Nsengiyumva, a friend from CMTS who is currently with the BBC in Rwanda: Do not think that well educated people are morally superior in any way to … Continue reading

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