War and peace (no, not the book)

The funny thing is that a Greek and an Italian can easily become very imbued with himself. This is especially true when they are asked about their History. Or more specifically, when they are asked to comment on the architectural vestiges of ancient civilizations. But the first thing to know about history? No, it is…

Be a voice – Treatise on our broken society

Why quote literary works? Make your own. Creativity is a dream but it is also the genius of humanity. What point is there in copying another man’s work to inspire yourself when you can create imagine your own? They may turn in their graves far beneath the hard ground’s surface. You might say but the…

Une Europe sans valeurs?

An unpublished article in French, which I wrote two years ago now. It’s been sitting in everyone’s archives because it was deemed 1. too long and 2. too “extreme because of the content” (The French talk about laïcité like it is the contrary of religion and society). I am not the extreme conservative nor that…

Union. Division. Conflict. Resolution?

We have recently received intelligence, not that it is top secret of course, on the reasons behind the mismanagement of almost every crisis known to Man these last few years.. It seems that the UN is the cause of all problems. The world knew this long before and it hasn’t been easy understanding how the…

Noël, Christmas: Commercial, Bright Lights, or Joy?

At this time of year, there are a lot of insults going around because of politics, state interests, and plain arrogance in the face of modesty. There is another problem… is just me or has the war on Christmas decorations reared its head again? Well, clearly, we are not a fan of this war and…

War and peace according to the Saudi

The first week of November was tumultuous: the Paradise papers were unveiled by the same German journalists who unveiled the Panama papers; the Crown prince of Saudi Arabia ordered multiple arrests of Saudi royal figures and businessmen; Prime minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon announced his “resignation” hours after he arrived in Riyadh and hours before…

Trauma Through Art

From NPR, who shared this on Facebook, and KQED Arts, in partnership with NPR, this is the work of Brian Fies, who decided to document his family’s story of the North Bay fires in California, which went through many towns a few weeks ago. A comic art video, apparently it was viewed by more than…

Recap: the world in crisis?

In a month, we have seen more damage to reputation than probably any other time this year. The world has been left in a lurch, between Western countries, who deal with internal or regional crises due to internal shall we say political unrest, and the other continents, who are still battling demons in the form…

500 ans de réforme avec un Playmobil

Aventures de Luther: This summer was not the usual walk in the sun until my leg gives into arthritis. Interning in Le Havre, I was able to get another experience: the professional one. I took advantage of the fact I was in yet another new place to go play the tourist and spend hours under…

“Coeurdonnier” Music for Thought

Soprano – Coeurdonnier  – Le clip/tube de l’été – An upbeat, slow, piece of French music I don’t often listen to rap because it sounds violent most of the time – either with curse words or just the sheer force of the voice. There are breakthroughs though, either mainstream or pure independent. Yes, if you…

Toxic Fashion?

Climate change, maritime transport,  industry, and coton: It seems that today’s society deals with many questions, economic, political, social and environmental. They say style defines a corner of the world but, as with our piece on Infrastructure, other elements of our toxic world define each and everyone of us. You have probably figured out by…