I know, three plane crashes, Ebola, the Ferguson case and bloody ISIS are far more preoccupying that what I develop in this Cosmo paper, yet they reflect my present mood, trying to run away from a world obviously ill and mad! Yet believing that education remains the key. Continue reading Back from Paradise with mixed feelings: Autumn 2014 mood
After a rather cocooning break, I’m ready to hit the road again from Switzerland to the South of France, towards cosmopolitan Marseille and its Côte Bleue, half a century after my parents and grand-parents landed there from across the Mediterranean…is it a coincidence? Continue reading Marseille (about to be) revisited
Comment traduiriez-vous “I’m not going to dignify this question by answering it”? C’est la question du jour de mon chroniqueur favori, le toutologue Philippe Meyer. Continue reading “I wouldn’t dignify this question by answering it”
Whether we admit it or not, we are all multicultural and better address as a cohesive society the unease and backlash we experiment at present. Reading Renford Reese’s novel has been an eye-opener for me and I share it in this post. Continue reading California, Hong Kong and multicultural perspectives
Tomorrow is the beginning of a year’s adventure across the world. It starts with a sociolinguistics conference in Berlin and two events in LA…but this is only a beginning…. Continue reading The Day before….
Je salue à ma manière la nomination de Vincent Peillon en m’empressant d’ajouter…Pourvu que ça dure!!!! Continue reading Vincent Peillon et autres bonnes feuilles
France, my country, has a new president…Following a nasty campaign which left me an ugly impression of mutual hatred…So President Sarkozy, whose heritage is clearly foreign and who chose for the first time in history Ministers of all walks of life and political background was suddenly a little Pétain…I felt sad, not because I liked him (to be honest, I didn’t…) especially not when he … Continue reading Imagination and Achievement