It’s time to learn.

Starting 8 years ago (and possibly before), articles such as one in Foreign Policy, gave out a warning to all US politicians that if alternative foreign policy agendas were not put into place in the very near future the cost would be extremely high for the country and the world if it wasn’t already. 6 years…

Sur les français de l’étranger

Qui est le français de l’étranger? Il y en a plusieurs: l’expat, l’immigrant ou émigrant vers d’autres pays, les enfants de français né(e)s à l’étranger, les enfants né(e)s d’un parent français (à l’étranger ou pas dans plusieurs cas). Mais nous voulions juste tout simplement parler du vécu.. Pour l’étranger, qui sommes-nous? Pour la France, qui…

A pot of lavender

Always, never, almost waiting? A prowl through the lavender, or perhaps, another stage of life, previous. How to turn back time when we cannot? I left New York. I wonder, did I leave you too? No baggage claim fixes what we wait for, yesterday, today, tomorrow, this evening. my cat Seems to be ever mute…

untitled. for him. for them.

A crime against humanity my ancestors never asked for. The bells are ringing, warning in his ears, rockets, a pink cloud of fire. Tonight is the night he thinks. I can’t die yet.  Dust clouds thick here for days on end. Never stops. All we want is a savoury manouché, kick around the ball, dabke…

La grêle

De la grêle. Encore et encore et encore. Non mais ENCORE?! Les oiseaux disparaissent aussi soudainement. Même pas un foutu pigeon dans le scénario. Et ce pays qui crève. Ou qui va crever. Allez! On entre dans nos prisons, nos quatre murs ! “Faut pas sortir ma petite dame!” crie le poids lourds à la…

democracy, or that muted radio.

If you look hard enough, in the corner of your eye…. You see it. A blue standard, they call a symbol…    it’s a fickle one, I say. But…. They said this was democracy, one step forward to better, one more injustice fought,all because of a victory, which was no victory, but apparently no one asked…

Un an… de mouvances. Une défense de quoi?

Un an et un mois s’est écoulé déjà depuis le début des confinements. Une année mouvementée, qui est à tout jamais gravée dans les pages de l’Histoire et qui continuerait. Le mouvementé s’est traduit par la reprise de manifestations dans les rues contre certaines formes de corruptions institutionnelles, et, en partie aussi, dans de nombreux…

Of Women and rights and minds….

(when a story gets too emotional and personal..) The opening scene is a reminder that our societies have not changed much. Toxic masculinity at its worst. And, of course, even today, we are expected to be nice. Not our advice to us all. We prefer screaming out and being direct. (I have always wanted to…

A fool’s errand

It’s that first of the month again, un jour où tout le monde pose le lapin devant la porte fermé mais pas devant.. each day is a fool’s errand and today is no different. Today is the day we were supposed to be fools and joke about it. We played the fools, prank the entire…

Europe, relations with the world, and its indifference.

In the age of a raging pandemic, the last reminder we need is that of the US-EU relations. Especially, after the year the world has had and will continue to have, it is the last conversation anyone is willing to ponder. Yet, just as we did in 2008, we’re wondering what’s to come next. The…