Tag Archives: moving

Between “Je me souviens” & “Friendly Manitoba”

I’m in Quebec City late on a Sunday morning, having a latté at one of my old haunts, listening to Brassens and getting some work done. Why? Because last night, on the same wind that blew my plane into town, … Continue reading

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New adventures.

When I first started writing this blog, 4 1/2 years ago, I had just signed up for a leap in the void. I knew I was going to work in communications in Switzerland, and then volunteer in Burundi, and then … Continue reading

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Dispatch from Dubai…

At Dubai airport. It’s my first time in Asia, technically speaking. Women in floor-length black abayas float by with duty-free shopping bags. A set of Muslim prayer beads is offered free with the purchase of a prayer rug at the … Continue reading

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Just a bit dizzy…/Un peu étourdie

Today is Wednesday, August 21. This time last year, I was putting a section together for the newspaper in Bujumbura, with Pierre, Félicie, Bosco and Jean-Charles. This time last week, I was sitting in an editorial meeting at the radio … Continue reading

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Moving again

Some things were never made to move. Like my big, filthy green coat– filthy because it is as hard to wash as it is to pack. Consequently, when I wear it, I look like I’ve been sleeping rough. And it’s … Continue reading

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Postcards (part 1 of 2)

Obviously an old post… Ah, the time-honoured tactic of writing to put off a far more unpleasant task– in this occurrence, packing. There’s really not that much to pack. My mosquito net, my umbrella, three pairs of shoes. A year … Continue reading

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