vendredi 7 août 2020

SEAN HANNITY AND HIS NEW BOOK - "LIVE FREE OR DIE"

SEAN HANNITY NEW BOOK: "LIVE FREE OR DIE" 
By Bernard Bujold -
My reading for the weekend will be the new book by my favorite journalist, SEAN HANNITY: « LIVE FREE OR DIE ». 
Hannity is a supporter of Donald Trump but also of a United States open to free enterprise and where people can realize their dream. According to Hannity, a country is like a human is neither one is immortal. It is possible for the United States to be transformed in a socialist country like Cuba or Venezuela where the liberty of the people is gone. This will happen if Joe Biden was elected next November. 
The Hannity’s book is already a best-seller and one could presume that all the Fox News fans will want to read it. 
SEE SEAN HANNITY WEBSITE 

jeudi 6 août 2020

THE FUTURE OF THE MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS


THE FUTURE OF THE MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS 
By Bernard Bujold
There is a fundamental question about the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Who owns the institution?
In legal terms, it is a "semi-private" museum.
The definition is important because let's take the case of La Presse or Cirque du Soleil. Two Montreal institutions that are privately owned. No one could stop the owners from doing what they wanted with it.
In the case of the MBAM, who can decide its situation and its future?
Suppose, theoretically, that the Board of Directors and its president decide to sell all the permanent collections to an outside organization and decide that the Museum should instead become a large temporary exhibition hall without a collection of its own, like Place des Arts, which does not owns any shows?
In reality, Nathalie Bondil's dismissal is a bit like the transformation of La Presse into a non-profit organization or the sale of the Cirque to financiers. Indeed, Nathalie's departure could also mean a definitive change in the institution's vocation, just as it did at La Presse and Cirque.
In the end, nothing is ever impossible and the question is: "Who can decide the life and death of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts?"

samedi 1 août 2020

UNANNOUNCED DEATH


THE PASSAGE OF TIME ... 
By Bernard Bujold -
Two or three times a year, I like to go on Facebook or Google and try to find friends from my youth or forgotten cousins ... 
Often, unfortunately, I discover that the person I am looking for has been deceased, for a few years already! Each time, it gives me a shock because how could this person, whom I loved, die without my knowing it? 
Last year in 2019, after two months of unsuccessful searches for a former artist friend, I finally found out that she had died in February 2014! A few weeks ago while cleaning my storage locker, I discovered that a photographer I had collaborated with had died in May 2009. Now, on the last day of July 2020, I discover that one of my cousins whom I had frequented a lot during my childhood died in March 2017... 
How can all these friends die without letting me know?
See photos 

vendredi 31 juillet 2020

AFTER RAIN, THE GOOD WEATHER...


AFTER RAIN THE GOOD WEATHER... 
By Bernard Bujold -
Choose a nice afternoon to have lunch on the grass and have to share your table with the rain... 
But be confident that after the rain, the good weather returns, and the rainbow! 
See photo (July 30, 2020- 7 pm) 

lundi 27 juillet 2020

CHRISTMAS DAY 2020 IN NOVEMBER


CHRISTMAS DAY 2020 IN NOVEMBER 
By Bernard Bujold -
The 2020 Christmas day will arrive more than a month ahead of the usual date for half of Americans (50%). 
Indeed, should Donald Trump win his second term as President of the United States on November 3, all his supporters will be happy as if they were on Christmas Day. 
Of course, should Donald lose, which is very unlikely, his opponents would consider November 3rd as Christmas Day. 
Santa's elves are ready and the night of November 3rd to 4th has been set aside on their agenda. According to the Elves, Donald will win by a landslide... 
SEE WHITE HOUSE WEBSITE 

lundi 20 juillet 2020

WEARING THE MASK IN THE CITY


WEARING THE MASK IN THE CITY - 
By Bernard Bujold - 
I don't mind wearing the mandatory mask in the city at all and, on the contrary, I like this habit, and I've liked it from the very beginning when I started wearing it last March (2020). 
Since then, I've received many compliments and many people, including the beautiful cashier of the IGA, who told me that I looked like Robin Hood. 
Others, older in age, call me: "HEY! LASAGNE"! 
I imagine that it's in reference to this Indian revolutionary from the time of the Oka crisis that opposed the Mohawks of Kahnawake to the Quebec and then Canadian governments, during the summer of 1990 (July 11 - September 26). 
Anyway, I love the mask which also offers me a certain anonymity, me who hates to be recognized in the street by some old friends (or old lovers), whom I don't really want to see again... Now I can sneak out and say: "No, I'm not the person you think you see!" 
Have a good summer 2020 and a lot of fun wearing the mask! 
SEE PHOTOS

samedi 18 juillet 2020

MY SUMMER READING 2020


MY SUMMER READING 2020 
By Bernard Bujold-
I have two or three passions of life including the one of Facebook! 
Mark Zuckerberg started his social media site almost at the same time as I was trying my luck in the field in 2005 with the LeStudio1 project. My project did not raise beyond the level at the most of 70,000 subscribers but Mark Zuckerberg exceed today over 2,6 billion users monthly all around the world. 
My summer reading for 2020 is therefore the biography by Steven Levy: FACEBOOK The Inside Story. 
It is never too late to understand where our differences are and why one failed and the other succeeded... 
A captivating book that I totally recommend. 
SEE REVIEW 

THE SAGA OF THE MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -


THE SAGA OF THE MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS - 
By Bernard Bujold - 
Le Journal de Montréal publishes (Saturday, July 18, 2020) a description of the roles in the current saga being played at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. One must read between the lines of the text, but if one quickly understands that the Desmarais family's relationship is at the centre of the crisis, one must also understand that the real crisis is within the family. 
In fact, Jacqueline Desmarais (1928-2018) had taken over from her husband, Paul Desmarais Sr. to keep the family together after his death in 2013. 
Paul Desmarais Sr. (1927-2013) was a person I adored and had known him since 1984. I loved this man whom I photographed many times. I deeply miss the Patriarch and his era, the belle époque! Paul Desmarais Sr. was a great supporter of the Museum of Fine Arts. 
But since Jacqueline's death, the family would be very divided, as most families are after the death of the founding parents.... 
As far as Nathalie Bondil is concerned, she would therefore end up being just a victim who was in the wrong place. 
But the final paragraph of the text is promising for her future: "Will Nathalie Bondil return to the MMFA or has she left for good? The former leader of the Parti Québécois, Jean-François Lisée, has a strong opinion on this and published it on Twitter on Wednesday (July 15, 2020): "If in 10 days Nathalie Bondil is not back in her position, on her terms, it is to despair of the combined power of the Government of Quebec and the Desmarais". 
To be continued... 
SEE TEXT LE JOURNAL DE MONTREAL