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Author - Zhu

French woman in English Canada.

Looking for comrades to start a revolution.

In the meantime, I write stories, explore cultures and travel. You know, the usual.

Ottawa, September 2020

The Blame Game

Go ahead, read the news and comments below, browse Twitter, chat with a neighbour—there’s anger and outrage all over the place about IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR, topped by a layer of virtue signalling...

Mark, Ottawa, summer 2020

Are Kids Going Back to School, Like, Ever?

Mark should have started Grade 3 this week. Instead, I’m keeping him busy with the latest download, Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Clearly, something went wrong along the way…

Île de Nantes and Loire River, France

Night Walk Magic

Suddenly, just like that and just for us, the city puts on an amazing and unexpected show. Lights reflect on water, the moon shines, everything looks magically and disconcertingly different.

Cours Franklin Roosevelt, Nantes, August 2020

Mask Up (Everywhere)

One by one, French cities and towns have been making face masks mandatory outdoors for a couple of weeks now. Le Monde’s headlines were getting ridiculous—“masks mandatory outdoors in Lille! In Paris...