Time for a winter break in Paris: With holidays upon us, no sitting tomorrow night, Dec. 23, at Red Earth Centre. No sitting Monday Dec. 26 or Jan. 2, and no sitting Friday Dec. 30 or Jan. 6. Schedule starts up again Monday Jan. 9 at 20h. Until then, wishing all a season of rest [...]
So much to say, so much to do. Or is there? My feet are bare, my belly full, my eyes weary. At this very moment, the longest night of the year is deepening, and with it, the night in me, too.
Just a thought tonight for Vaclav Havel, who died yesterday at the age of 75. A poet, a dissident, a (reluctant) leader, and above all, perhaps, a seemingly tireless seeker of the truth in the face of denial, propaganda, hypocrisy. What better example do we have in our time of one who defended and exemplified [...]
Out and about in Paris these past two days, joining the flow of humanity along crowded boulevards. This "holiday" time instills a particular energy in the activity of the city, everyone out seeking, with an eye to buy, although mostly they are not buying for themselves. How extraordinary! All this commercial frenzy so that people [...]
After a glance at the headlines in the daily paper, I find little that compels me to read on. Surprising? Maybe, maybe not. As a journalist, I tend to keep up with the news of the day one way or another, here and there. Once that's done, I read what I want to read. Most [...]