Archive for 2017

New York City Marathon snapshot

Posted in Running with tags , , , , , on November 5, 2017 by xi'an

ne rien lâcher

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , on April 25, 2017 by xi'an


Posted in Books, Kids, pictures with tags , , on January 1, 2017 by xi'an

I find this xkcd entry very much in tune with my own feelings and misgivings about 2017. I like the notion that 2016 is sending us in the future without things (and people) it would have been better to keep. Like reaching out instead of building barriers, whether about staying in the EU or uniting all Americans under one’s presidency, rather than tweeting scorn, exclusion, and righteousness. Like keeping hospitals standing and operating, instead of flattening them out, in Syria, Irak, Yemen and Afghanistan. Like preserving women’s access to contraception and abortion, instead of [old men] ruling over their body and rights. No, 2017 does not look too promising.

merci pour ce moment

Posted in pictures with tags , , , , on December 1, 2016 by xi'an

 “L’exercice du pouvoir ne m’a jamais fait perdre ma lucidité. Aujourd’hui, je suis conscient des risques que ferait courir une démarche, la mienne, qui ne rassemblerait pas largement autour d’elle. Aussi, j’ai décidé de ne pas être candidat à l’élection présidentielle.”