About Obama’s victory

What happened on November 5th will certainly make its way into our list of special dates. I somewhat felt this celebration belonged to others, the americans, the strong democratic values the american people exhibited, the surge for a new hope in true human values… I think my friend Dr. Renford […]

Global Economy and Global Eco Guru

Let’s hope this is a politically incorrect joke…Thanks to Isabelle D. for forwarding me this one! Marc Faber “The federal government is sending each of us a $600 rebate. If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, the money goes toChina. If we spend it on gasoline it goes to the […]

Facebook group of sociolinguists

My daughter invited me on Facebook two years ago…That was a mistake, she had simply added all her e-mail agenda and taken my address by mistake! At first, I didn’t think much of it. I am, as it is, supra connected in real life, super surrounded by various cercles of […]

More cosmo than ever…

After Spain last month, Prague last week, Brussels next week and Nice, Rovinj and Barcelona, I am starting to feel cosmopolitan again and enjoy it thoroughly. What a pleasure to be able to use those low-cost airlines and hop around Europe…It reminds me of my good old days in Canada […]

Just out of the press…

Détail de l’ouvrage recto • verso L’ANGLAIS ET LES CULTURES : CARREFOUR OU FRONTIÈRE ? Droit et Culture n°54 COMMUNICATION, MÉDIAS EDUCATION LANGUE La place de l’anglais est devenue un sujet de controverse qui laisse peu d’espace à une évocation des aspects positifs d’une langue internationale démocratiquement répandue. Ces contributions […]

Goodbye Toni Negri

This man is old and obviously very ill…perhaps not only mentally actually. I just caught an amazing diatribe he uttered on France Culture’s morning program, Monday May 28th, 2007, in which he actually said “Those who criticize Staline and say he is only a butcher are facists”. The silence (a […]