Mister Nobody’s Holiday

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Reading Time: 4 minutes It was that time of year again where resident populations get eaten up by hungry tourists. As I sat “comfortably” in the adobe construction that my Peruvian parents in-law call “home,” I was probably tasting more of what it feels like to be in Peru than any tourist who has visited Machu Picchu can. I […]

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 – […]

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 […]

CINEMA: “Désobéissance” – Un Film Froid Sur Un Amour Chaud

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Désobéissance est un film fascinant et magnifique sur la transgression de deux femmes dans une société plus que conservatrice dirigée par les hommes et la religion. Rien de nouveau me direz-vous, mais c’est ce manque de nouveauté qui rend le film encore meilleur. C’est un mélodrame auquel tout le monde peut et doit s’identifier. Le […]