Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes” Walt Whitman — Songs of Myself

Here we are again, 4 years later. I remember late October 2016, several days before an election that had only one plausible outcome, feeling something was not quite…


Michael Leunig

This short stories series is dedicated to the people who have taken the long and uncertain path to make things better for others and the planet

Part 1: La Grivola

Km 70. 3’002 meters above sea level. The Entrelor pass. I have hardly eaten or drunk anything since the starting…


I am a part of this mess.

This blog series is written from within. It is not a journalistic effort, an attempt to offer an objective outlook on efforts made to save our planet. It is fully subjective as we human beings can only be. We are not machines, and…


I woke up early this morning and walked down to our local supermarket in time for its opening. A long line of people was already waiting outside, spaced out by 2 meters. Many wore masks. At the entrance, we each received a number and an invitation to sterilize our hands…


Can you present yourself? The effect is immediate. Heart pounding, hands sweating. Waiting my turn. It has been that way for as long as I can remember. Probably since I was first asked my name by a stone-faced giant in kindergarten. I was naked back then, and got burned. I…

Julien Troussier

Independent Writer

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