Category Archives: Politics

Politique Francais

Yesterday, Scotty and I were riding our bikes down the Rue Monge when we spotted a whole bunch of TV camera crews and important looking people. So, naturally, we stopped. Ends up we were in the middle of the who’s … Continue reading

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French Elections

On Sunday the French went to the polls to choose a new president. As is customary this election did not decide who would be the president. I believe there are ten official parties in France and in order to be … Continue reading

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Armistice Day

Today is Armistice Day here in France, Remembrance Day in the UK, and Veterans Day in the US. It was originally a day set aside to mark the end of the First Great War – the War to End All … Continue reading

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Literary Notes #16

Tonight I am hosting book club and we’re discussing The Shipping News by Annie Proulx. I have a fondness for this dear story – one of personal growth, new beginnings, stark Newfoundland winters and am very much looking forward to … Continue reading

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Literary Notes #15

One of the many things I love about going home is the fact that everyone in my family is a reader and this means I’ll probably be given some really great books and be inspired by other suggested titles.  This … Continue reading

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Obama to indefinitely imprison detainees without charges

I usually don’t get political on my blog but I read an article that expressed many things I’ve been thinking about over the past year and I just can’t hold back any longer.  I’ve always found it disgusting that our … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

Today is Remembrance Day here in the UK and Veteran’s Day back in the States.  In memory of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I on the western front.  Today, throughout Britain memorial ceremonies were celebrated by … Continue reading

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Peggy Noonan…again.

Here’s her latest editorial in the Wall Street Journal.  Would love to hear what you think.  Is she too hard on Palin?  Is Noonan correct?  What do you see as requirements for the next presidential candidate?

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I have been reading about the Iranian election and am moved by the commitment to freedom that so many are exhibiting – at the cost to life, limb and property.  It has also been fascinating to see Twitter used as … Continue reading

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Too Fat to Fail –

more about "Too Fat to Fail –", posted with vodpod

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