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The long goodbye to the Big Easy
I had my last cup of Cafe du Monde coffee this morning. My three cans, bought during a visit to New Orleans two months ago, are empty now. That day I had gone down to the French Quarter to wander...
09:26:44 September 1, 2005, Thursday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
Morocco: Beetles, spiders, mosquitos and ants
Bobbie and her mom have left Senegal and are now spending a few days in Morocco, where my wife is attending the World History Association Conference at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane. We came back to Morocco because Mom...
11:25:39 June 30, 2005, Thursday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
Senegal: Good salt, medium salt, bad salt
This is my daughter Bobbie's last posting from Senegal. Now she's on her way to Morocco: Friday we got up early and took Andy with us on a really hot taxi ride for about an hour and a half to...
12:48:52 June 29, 2005, Wednesday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
Senegal: Fake elephants
I know I made a joke about it yesterday, but it's amazing to see how visible American pop culture is around the world. There is no place left on the planet that is safe from Mickey Mouse. Here's my daughter...
09:23:59 June 28, 2005, Tuesday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
Senegal: The marketplace in Dakar
In which my 8 year-old daughter Bobbie discovers that even in Senegalese villages, you can find signs of American culture, like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Kim Possible.Today was a big shopping day. I really like shopping in Senegal but...
11:49:22 June 27, 2005, Monday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
The reasons for the seasons
There's been a fair bit of controversy this year about how Americans celebrate Christmas. Many people, particularly those who are politically conservative and religious, say that the celebration of Christmas has become too secular - too much Santa, too many...
11:01:07 December 23, 2004, Thursday (PST) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
Pink triangles
I can't remember a time where differences between my former country, Canada, and my new country, the USA, seemed so crystal clear. In a 9-0 ruling by the Canadian Supreme Court last week, conservative and liberal justices alike said that...
17:50:00 December 14, 2004, Tuesday (PST) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
Religious right tsunami? Not quite
One of the things that I've noticed about the 24/7 media universe in the past few years is how often a mistaken idea or cleverly spun story will capture the media's attention until they are unable to talk, write or...
08:35:52 November 23, 2004, Tuesday (PST) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
The Democrats' guide to Canada
Oh Canada! Some Democrats, it seems, are turning their eyes towards our northern neighbors as they yearn for life, liberty, and the pursuit of a land without Republicans. Overwhelmed by Tuesday's tsunami of red states, and the destruction of...
11:51:02 November 4, 2004, Thursday (PST) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
My non-election
Tuesday was primary day in my state. It's an important step in the American democratic process, where we voters go to the polls to choose the candidates to run for their parties in the general election. Sometimes the primary battles...
05:48:49 September 15, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
My non-election
Tuesday was primary day in my state. It's an important step in the American democratic process, where we voters go to the polls to choose the candidates to run for their parties in the general election. Sometimes the primary battles...
05:48:49 September 15, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
Finding democracy on the streets of New York
In the end, I have to confess I'm disappointed. After attending my first two American political conventions (I've attended several Canadian conventions, but more on that in a moment), my overall impression is very similar to the one I hold...
09:04:07 September 3, 2004, Friday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
Finding democracy on the streets of New York
In the end, I have to confess I'm disappointed. After attending my first two American political conventions (I've attended several Canadian conventions, but more on that in a moment), my overall impression is very similar to the one I hold...
09:04:07 September 3, 2004, Friday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
In praise of cellphones
Friends, Americans, country men (and women). I come here not to jump on the bandwagon and dump on the use of cellphones. I come to praise them. I love cellphones. Cellphones have changed my life, and for the better. I...
04:18:51 August 17, 2004, Tuesday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
In praise of cellphones
Friends, Americans, country men (and women). I come here not to jump on the bandwagon and dump on the use of cellphones. I come to praise them. I love cellphones. Cellphones have changed my life, and for the better. I...
04:18:51 August 17, 2004, Tuesday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
To have an 'Arab face'
How do we learn to look beyond fear? How can we see things for what they truly are, and not what we imagine them to be? How do you confront fear without giving into fear yourself? I've been pushed into...
10:58:00 July 28, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
To have an 'Arab face'
How do we learn to look beyond fear? How can we see things for what they truly are, and not what we imagine them to be? How do you confront fear without giving into fear yourself? I've been pushed into...
10:58:00 July 28, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
Boston's finest whine?
Ah, Boston. The land of the cape and the cod, where Kerry talks only to Kennedy ... and everybody else whines. I'm trying to be objective about this, but I confess I'm having a hard time. As I've written elsewhere,...
11:45:34 July 22, 2004, Thursday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
Boston's finest whine?
Ah, Boston. The land of the cape and the cod, where Kerry talks only to Kennedy ... and everybody else whines. I'm trying to be objective about this, but I confess I'm having a hard time. As I've written elsewhere,...
11:45:34 July 22, 2004, Thursday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
Free speech 'Desperado'
Why is it that in America, of all places, free speech is the first thing that gets tossed out the window right at the moments when we need more free speech, not less? For instance, I'm not a big Michael...
11:00:29 July 20, 2004, Tuesday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
Free speech 'Desperado'
Why is it that in America, of all places, free speech is the first thing that gets tossed out the window right at the moments when we need more free speech, not less? For instance, I'm not a big Michael...
11:00:29 July 20, 2004, Tuesday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
And that's the way it is...not
For me, it began back in 1991 with a shortwave radio. I had come to the United States for a one-year fellowship at Harvard University. Meanwhile, my former home and native land, Canada, was in the midst of yet another...
08:56:00 July 12, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
And that's the way it is...not
For me, it began back in 1991 with a shortwave radio. I had come to the United States for a one-year fellowship at Harvard University. Meanwhile, my former home and native land, Canada, was in the midst of yet another...
08:56:00 July 12, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
How Bush helped Canada's PM keep his job
It may have escaped your notice (what with a handover of power in Iraq and two earth-shaking Supreme Court decisions) that there was an election in Canada Monday. I noticed, of course, because I happen to a citizen of that...
13:42:00 June 29, 2004, Tuesday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
How Bush helped Canada's PM keep his job
It may have escaped your notice (what with a handover of power in Iraq and two earth-shaking Supreme Court decisions) that there was an election in Canada Monday. I noticed, of course, because I happen to a citizen of that...
13:42:00 June 29, 2004, Tuesday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
Just call me dad
It's Wednesday morning, around 5:30. My wife is in California for a week. Already three of my kids are up. I"ll confess to you that I harbor a slight feeling of annoyance at this state of affairs. I'm up most...
03:56:11 June 16, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
Just call me dad
It's Wednesday morning, around 5:30. My wife is in California for a week. Already three of my kids are up. I"ll confess to you that I harbor a slight feeling of annoyance at this state of affairs. I'm up most...
03:56:11 June 16, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
N'Awlins
Ernie Pyle once wrote that everything good you've heard about New Orleans, as well everything bad you've heard about New Orleans, is true. I'm inclined to agree. I just returned from my first trip to New Orleans. And what a...
11:09:14 June 14, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
N'Awlins
Ernie Pyle once wrote that everything good you've heard about New Orleans, as well everything bad you've heard about New Orleans, is true. I'm inclined to agree. I just returned from my first trip to New Orleans. And what a...
11:09:14 June 14, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience
Remembering Ronald Reagan
When Ronald Reagan was president of the United States, I was not an American. In fact, I was about as Canadian as you could possibly be. The most immediate impact Mr. Reagan had on me personally was that my name...
07:54:12 June 9, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: csmonitor.com | My American Experience