The Art of Summer (or how to procrastinate)

We’re a little worn out. Mostly because I have a few ideas I want to work on but I’ve had no energy these past weeks to fully develop them. It was summer and, like everyone else probably, I wanted to rather soak in the sun and music than research and writing. So to show you…

To the Elderly: WE will NOT toast to you.

Here’s the thing: there will always be an older generation to scold us, a younger generation to look up to us in awe and shock. But, even to the most moderate or conservative of us: don’t you think enough is enough?

The thing about Ethics…

A friend once described a social media action by a government as unethical. It had been to show mutual support in the commemoration of a shared grief. It made us think. Why would we call it “unethical” We thought harder: what is the real nature of bilateral relations? More to the point, when do they…

Go and press those flowers. Or dance with a poinsettia.

Hello again! We’re back with spirituality. No still not going to do the force-feeding, so don’t worry. However, do you remember our “flower” photo blogs? Flowers symbolize different emotions and different events in our lives. They also take up a lot of space on church altars. Don’t believe us? Check out a Protestant church (stay…

Here’s our First Book Review, One Summer Later.

Note: Bilingual piece in English and French. Summer is always the season for good books. Before this one begins, we’d like to present one of a few groundbreaking beautiful reads from last summer. In France, women made headlines, like this book: Yes. La Tresse. In English, it translates to The Braid. At the center is…

Say “NO”: It’s not only personal, it’s IR.

“No means no”. You hear it all the time: in the streets, consent, women’s rights, #MeToo, food, family and friends asking you if you need anything… But “no means no” is in politics too. Foreign policy especially. How does it work exactly? Very much like a relationship, which is exactly why we don’t want you…

Color Me Blue

Last time we showcased our photo blog, we went for spirituality. No, this is still not a religious playbook for you but rather, let’s talk about blue. Yes, blue. The color blue. It is connected to confidence, serenity, wealth, intelligence, et al. And it is spiritual symbolism. How? Faith. Faith is linked with color, explaining…

This is not a social media guide…

Remember our piece on the infamous “car scans”? Well, we recently were in contact with that same individual and let’s just say that they have NOT got over neither the professionalism displayed nor the logic behind our analysis. Deal with the pressure. Deal with the bad vibes as they say. All in all, the inspiration…

A Love Letter to you Europe

Happy birthday Europe! (with a day late maybe) 69 years ago, you were conceived as a modern concept of the world, as a new Europe, one, which would not fall so easily to conflict and hate. But in 17 days, you’re changing hands: the EU elections happen the weekend of 23-26 May. Change is in…

Are You Spiritual?

Heyyy!!! We’re back!! We haven’t been around for a while with the photo blogs.. We are truly sorry for this. So this week is a special week: Holy Week for the Christians and soon, Passover for the Jewish community. Don’t worry, this is not religious but spiritual symbolism is all around us. The structures also…

Brexit: Deadline expired

What kind of country are you if the voice of citizens is divided? What democracy are you if your system is breaking down from “follow the gang” to “I have been elected thanks to a certain agenda and must abide by it”? We’ve decided to continue our Brexit series from a different angle: the deadline…

A Rant on French Norms

“Je suis vénère… Payer un billet “aller” à 41 euros dernière minute….”. La France va mal (aucune surprise avec les événements récents). On le savait avant mais là… imaginez que vous rentrez d’un pays tel l’Arménie (les longs séjours s’applique ici), c’est là où ça frappe le plus dur. C’est inexcusable. Vous voulez un exemple?…