mardi 29 novembre 2016

CONCLAVE by ROBERT HARRIS


CONCLAVE - ROBERT HARRIS-
By Bernard Bujold -
I am reading now the novel by Robert Harris: CONCLAVE. 
This polar is about the election of a Pope and even if it is a fiction, one could make connection with the election of Pope Francis. 
The novel even has a character from Quebec that is close to Cardinal Marc Ouellet but who go under the name of Cardinal Tremblay... 
This book is really unique and the description of the action is very representative of the environment at the Vatican. An excellent reading for the month of December and the Christmas Holiday... 
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THE RAINMAKER OF DONALD TRUMP



DONALD TRUMP AND HIS RAINMAKER
By Bernard Bujold -
The secret for the success of Donald Trump in the 2016 US Presidential Election is his Rainmaker, Jared Kushner. 
Donald Trump's son-in-law is the biggest surprise of the 2016 election,” adds Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, who helped design the Clinton campaign’s technology system. “Best I can tell, Kushner actually ran the campaign and did it with essentially no resources... like a Silicon Valley startup"
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DONALD TRUMP AND THE JOURNALISTS


DONALD TRUMP AND THE JOURNALISTS... 
By Bernard Bujold- 
The next target of the new US President Elect, Donald Trump, could be the journalists as the majority of them were, and still are, supporters of Hillary Clinton... 
The Columbia Journalism Review reported last October, that campaign-finance disclosures show that those who work in journalism gave $396,000 to the 2016 presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Mr. Trump, but with more than 96% of the financial contribution going to Mrs. Clinton... 
DONALD TRUMP could change the attribution of the press passes and accredit more internet journalists! 
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samedi 26 novembre 2016

FIDEL CASTRO (1926-2016)


FIDEL CASTRO (August 13, 1926 - November 26, 2016) 
By Bernard Bujold -
El padre de la Revolución Cubana is dead... Fidel Castro was one of the symbol in modern history of courage, charismatic leadership and a well-known character by all people all over the world. His death turns a full chapter of the world history. Rest in Peace dear FIDEL CASTRO: "Mi querido amigo y mentor"! 
 SEE STORY THE NEW YORK TIMES

mardi 22 novembre 2016

WELCOME THE SNOW...


Long live the first snow - November 21, 2016... 
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THE FIRST SNOW 2016 AT THE COTTAGE...


FIRST SNOW 2016 - 
By Bernard Bujold-
The first snowflakes 2016 arrived on Monday 21 November and this with all the possible romanticism surrounding a change of season. Nature is definitely a great romantic... 
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DONALD TRUMP HAT AT THE MUSEUM


DREAM OF MUSEUM...
By Bernard Bujold- 
I loved my recent visit to the new Pavilion for Peace at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, a magnificent building! I noticed a small marble altar unoccupied and I wanted to add a work of art of my own ... 
The security guard unfortunately did not want to hear from my addition and he instead asked me to bring my work home... 
Most certainly an ignare (the guardian) who does not know art!
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MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS OF MONTRÉAL / PAVILION FOR PEACE - A SUCCESS


MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS OF MONTRÉAL / PAVILION FOR PEACE 
By Bernard Bujold- 
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts officially inaugurated its magnificent building PAVILION FOR PEACE to the public (November 19, 2016). A building that will become a must, of exceptional and world-wide quality. 
I really enjoyed the visit where you can find works of art for all tastes. The collection of Napoleon, of my friend Ben Weider (1923-2008), finds a room of prestige and one must see and play with the magic mirror to discover the goddess on the other side ... Admission is free until January 15, 2017. 
To fill me, it would only be missing a cap of Donald Trump in exhibition... 
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lundi 21 novembre 2016

THE MONTREAL BOOK SHOW (Salon du livre de Montréal 2016)


By Bernard Bujold - 
THE MONTREAL BOOK SHOW 2016 (Salon du livre de Montréal) is officially launched and more than 1500 authors will welcome visitors at more than 1000 kiosks between Wednesday 16 November and Monday 21 November. 
Several international stars will be on site, including Kathy Reichs, author of the famous Bones series, as well as many favorite Quebecois authors including Denis Monette, Daniel Lessard, Jean Lemire and many others. It is possible to identify the schedule of the authors by visiting the official website of the Book Fair. 
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vendredi 18 novembre 2016

NEW THRILLER BY DANIEL LESSARD - PÉRIL SUR LE FLEUVE


NEW THRILLER BY DANIEL LESSARD 
"PÉRIL SUR LE FLEUVE" 
By Bernard Bujold- 
I have just finished reading the new novel by the author and journalist Daniel Lessard: PÉRIL SUR LE FLEUVE. 
The book comes out of the historical style of his previous novels as he proposes instead a thriller on international terrorism but whose action takes place in the Lower St. Lawrence near Quebec City. 
The story is about an oil tanker going up the St. Lawrence River being taken hostage by mercenary-terrorists. The Americans will even participate in the mission to capture the kidnappers. Among the main characters is a star journalist linked in spite of herself with the terrorists and a very high leader of the Quebec government directly involved in the organization of the terrorist act. In short, a story worthy of the best detective and military novels. 
Daniel Lessard participates at the 2016 Montreal Book Fair. 
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jeudi 17 novembre 2016

CHRISTMAS 2016


CHRISTMAS 2016 ... 
By Bernard Bujold -
Now that Donald Trump is elected the next President of the United States, the time has come to think about the Christmas party and gifts... 
All the merchants of the city display their Christmas colors since a few weeks already and they are preparing to welcome Santa Claus! 
Obviously, before Santa Claus, one can expect many "surprises" visits from the famous elves ... 
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