French jeweler charged in shooting: a tale of two cultures

A tale of two shootings. In the first case an armed robber is causing havoc in a Florida pharmacy when he is eventually shot and killed.  One assumes the shooter will be heralded as a hero and face no charges as he or she clearly diffused a very dangerous situation in the only way possible.Continue reading “French jeweler charged in shooting: a tale of two cultures”

Two Solitudes, as seen from the north and south of the 49th parallel

In 1945 Canadian author Hugh MacLennan published Two Solitudes. The solitudes in the title are the French- and English-speaking Canadians and, in particular, the son of mixed parents who struggles culturally as a product of both English and French. It is a classic of Canadian literature that is still widely read today and included on the readingContinue reading “Two Solitudes, as seen from the north and south of the 49th parallel”