TAKING OFFENSE

I am one of those few people who believes that you can joke about anything, a belief held by few. It doesn’t mean those few are right or wrong. How can you expect a rape joke to make laugh someone who has been raped? I get it. Things are rarely as simple as they seem. I get it when people are offended by certain subjects but what offends you doesn’t necessarily offend others and vice versa. Where is the line? Is there a line? In this 2018 world, where everyone is over sensitive, it has become perilous to make fun of anyone and everyone. What is the difference between a joke and a statement? One cannot make fun of gay people or women or black people or disabled people? You sure can. It all depends on how the joke is constructed and told. … More TAKING OFFENSE

MY GREEK SIDE.

I was told I don’t talk about my Greek side much, and I realized the person was right. I guess it might be because most of my readers are Burundians, and I talk about subjects they might identify with a bit more. Yet, I do have a Greek side; I ain’t light skin, ok? I … More MY GREEK SIDE.

BON DÉBARRAS, MADAME!

J’ai parlé de ce sujet apparemment épineux avec plusieurs personnes au fil des ans. Il est fascinant comment nous pensons en tant qu’être humains et combien nos avis diffèrent avec le temps, l’âge, l’expérience, la religion, etc. Et surtout, combien les gens, ont une fâcheuse tendance à s’attacher à un mot ou une phrase et … More BON DÉBARRAS, MADAME!

HE FOUND JESUS…

Once upon a time, I was at a party, with my people. I saw one of my friends going to the balcony and I decided to join him. I slid the door open after him, and I immediately felt the evening breeze that Montreal so graciously and abundantly offers during the summer. We shared a … More HE FOUND JESUS…

L’INFIDÉLITÉ DES BURUNDAIS… ET BURUNDAISES.

Ok, parlons de ce sujet épineux qui donne des crises d’asthme et d’épilepsie à la grande majorité des gens. Oui, on va parler de ce sujet et certaines personnes vont avoir des crises cardiaques bien méritées. Qui a dit que le monde est fait de sujets faciles à digérer ? Personne que je sache. J’entends, depuis … More L’INFIDÉLITÉ DES BURUNDAIS… ET BURUNDAISES.

LA FEUILLE BLANCHE.

Parfois, je me mets devant mon ordinateur et je regarde la feuille blanche de Microsoft Word fraichement ouverte. La couleur blanche est vive, légèrement aveuglante. C’est moi qui l’ai ouverte, volontairement, mais sans but précis. Je la regarde paisiblement. Je reste là, figé comme un arbre et je contemple la blancheur de mon écran. La … More LA FEUILLE BLANCHE.