Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Nous Sommes Charlie

I loved Charlie Hebdo, read it during my many sojourns in France, found it disrespectful, mocking, and hilarious; at its best exhilarating, at its worst scurrilous, but always doing the vital job of preserving the "Liberté" part of "Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité." 

So, from the land of Voltaire, Daumier, and Molière, CH taught the world a lesson in courage and freedom of speech. 

RIP, those heroes. More cartoons, please.




Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy (Science-Fiction) New Year


One of those self-explanatory posts. Farewell to the old year, which was a good one in many respects, memorable in my family for unions and reunions. Here's hoping the new one is at least as good. 

But: 2015?? Impossible. Pure sci-fi. No year after about 1998 has seemed entirely believable to me. 

Anyway, best to all readers of this blog.