Love At First Read – Françoise Sagan: “Bonjour Tristesse” (“Hello Sadness”)

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Reading Time: 4 minutes When French author, Françoise Sagan, died in September 2004, she left behind more than one million dollars in debts and a little gem entitled “Bonjour Tristesse” (“Hello Sadness”). In his memorial statement, the then French President Jacques Chirac said of Sagan: “With her death, France loses one of its most brilliant and sensitive writers – […]

INTOLÉRANCE – El Paso & Dayton

Reading Time: < 1 minute Une coulée de sang, Un ruisseau de larmes, S’échapper de la peur des laissés pour compte, Ne plus jamais revoir, ne plus jamais aimer. La perversité d’une balle perdue, La folie d’un regard, Ce regard de colère. Dissiper tout ce qui est humain, Dissoudre toute tolérance, Les âmes démembrées de ceux qui, Tissant leurs chemins […]

Falling Out Of Love With Facebook

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Reading Time: 3 minutes It has taken me just over two years to find out the limitations of Facebook for the sharing of personal viewpoints. The social media giant has become submerged with unsubtle memes, links to mainstream media news articles that have not been read before sharing, and certainly not read before being commenting on. Facebook has become […]

El Paso And Dayton

Reading Time: < 1 minute Surrendering passion to the forces of evil The running of blood, The shedding of tears, Escaping from the fear of those left behind, To never see again, to love no more. The evilness of a stray bullet, The madness of a look, That look of anger, Dissipating all that is human, Dissolving all that is […]

MONDE – Les États-fusils d’Amérique

American

Reading Time: 4 minutes L’Amérique est un pays violent et la disponibilité généralisée des armes à feu est juste un symptôme de cette violence inhérente.   L’Amérique ne doit plus être un pays où tout est permis, où il n’y a pas de limites et où les valeurs morales se plient aux considérations financières et à l’influence politique.   […]

American Gun Problem Is Cultural

American

Reading Time: 5 minutes American gun problem is about culture, not about guns.   All the other stuff, the love, the democracy, the floundering into lust, is a sort of by-play. The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. – D.H. Lawrence (1923)   High school student Haily Jordan wrote an […]