lundi 17 juin 2019

GLORIA VANDERBILT (1924-2019)

   
               
GLORIA VANDERBILT (1924-2019) 
BY BERNARD BUJOLD -
Gloria Vanderbilt, mother of the journalist Anderson Cooper and grand daughter of the transport and railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, died in New York at age 95. She had cancer. 
Gloria Vanderbilt was an artist, writer and business woman in the fashion industry.
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THE NEW CHAMPLAIN BRIDGE - JUNE 2019


THE NEW CHAMPLAIN BRIDGE -
By Bernard Bujold -
The opening of the new Champlain Bridge between the Island of Montreal and the South Shore will finally take place on St. John's Day, June 24, 2019... 
However, the official opening ceremony was postponed to the same day as my birthday, June 28... 
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A LARGE OR SMALL BOAT


A LARGE OR SMALL BOAT...
By Bernard Bujold-
Ulysses loves to walk along the banks of the river in the Old Port of Montreal. Yesterday during his usual Sunday afternoon walk, looking at the few boats attached to the wharf (the 2019 season has only just begun), he had an existential question... 
"Can you be happy to have a small boat if all your neighbours have a big boat? 
The answer is variable and depends on our individual visions of life and material. It's a question of "jar".... 
In the case of Ulysse LeChien, he is very competitive and prefers to be a big fish in a small jar (a big dog in a small park) and he would not like to go around with a small boat among a group of large yachts (a small fish in a large jar). 
And you, what is your preference? A small or a large boat? 
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dimanche 16 juin 2019

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY JUNE 2019


 
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY JUNE 2019 
By Bernard Bujold -
It is said that offering a tie for Father's Day is outdated but not for my faithful Ulysses.... 
As he considers me a little like his father, he wanted to greet the anniversary of this Sunday, June 16, 2019 and he offered me a tie, in the colors of my favorite idol.... 
I hadn't worn a tie for "moons", but I didn't want to disappoint him and agreed to put on some nice clothes and go out with him in the city, for a short moment in time! 
Happy Father's Day to all of you. 
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vendredi 14 juin 2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2019 TO DONALD TRUMP


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DONALD J. TRUMP
By Bernard Bujold -
The President of the United States, Donald J. Trump is turning today Friday June 14, 2019 his 73 years. 
Happy Birthday Mr. President!
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jeudi 13 juin 2019

THE TIME THAT PASSES.... IN 2019


THE TIME THAT PASSES.... IN 2019 - 
By Bernard Bujold - 
The announcement of the retirement of Dominique Chaloult (60 years old next June 29) surprised me but also as they say:"... aged me a bit.... ». 
I didn't know Dominique Chaloult directly, except for having met her when I was in the Montreal music scene and when Dominique was a young researcher in the cultural field. In my head Dominique has always been Francine Chaloult's daughter, whom I knew better because she was the press secretary of Céline Dion and René Angélil, the artist manager whom I admired a lot and whom I have known and photographed a few times. 
Dominique Chaloult was the senior director of French television at Radio Canada and will be retiring next fall. 
Time passes when we see that the retirement age has arrived for those who we were still considering as young beginners... It must be said that Francine (the Chaloult that I knew and Dominique's mother) was born on June 6, 1939... 
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SEE INTERVIEW DOMINIQUE CHALOULT (2013)

mardi 11 juin 2019

ELECTIONS CANADA 2019 - JUSTIN TRUDEAU IN SERIOUS TROUBLE


ELECTIONS CANADA 2019 - JUSTIN TRUDEAU IN SERIOUS TROUBLE - 
By Bernard Bujold - 
All indications are that Andrew Scheer will be elected as the next Prime Minister of Canada on October 21. 
Political observers are seeing the same electoral dynamics as the one that surrounded François Legault's election in Quebec. 
Scheer's victory would be a return to a more right-wing management style, as Stephen Harper, an advocate of Donald Trump's policies who wrote about it in a recent book analyzing the global political situation. 
Andrew Scheer's management style would also be less "show man" than the current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau... 
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