samedi 23 octobre 2021

THE WORLD IS DIVIDED...

LONELINESS AT THE MANOR... 
By Bernard Bujold -
The least we can say is that the world is at odds... 
Half of the world doesn't like the other half because the planet is so polarized. Here in Canada, the majority of Canadians don't like their Prime Minister and closer to home, at the next mayor's office in Montreal, the citizens are equally divided between Denis Coderre and Valérie Plante. 
I thought I would find harmony in my residence, but now the bickering is between the members of the board of directors divided in two, so divided that at the annual meeting, it was impossible to elect a new board. It will take a second meeting... 
I miss the good old days when neighbors greeted each other and some shared either an apple pie or fresh cookies... 
The 2021 era is a long way from cookies or apples.... 

mercredi 20 octobre 2021

DONALD TRUMP AND HIS POPULARITY IN QUEBEC -

DONALD TRUMP AND HIS POPULARITY IN QUEBEC - 
By Bernard Bujold -
Two Quebec authors have just published a book with the objective of explaining the popularity of Donald Trump in Quebec! 
(La Maison Blanche vue du Québec - by Karine Prémont and Marie-Ève Carignan - Éditions La Presse) 
Why were the media and the Quebec public so interested in the American Donald Trump? It was not so much American politics that interested them but the character of Trump. 
I also asked myself the question and in the end I concluded that I am not really interested or concerned by the political life of the United States but that it is the character of Donald Trump that fuels all my passion. 
I have always enjoyed the company of warrior type people, from Brian Mulroney to Pierre Péladeau to Paul Desmarais Sr. I myself am a passionate guy who doesn't back down from a battle... 
Donald Trump represents the energetic spirit of the warrior with an image that stands out. For this reason, he has become a kind of world star that one loves and admires if one is a challenger of the self-righteous and the elite; but one hates and despises if one is for the established order and the conventional system of society. 
Personally, I deeply miss my idol Donald, but I've taken a rest on American politics. We'll see if I come back to it in 2024... 
SEE STORY LE DEVOIR 

MICHEL NADEAU (1947-2021)

MICHEL NADEAU (1947-2021) - 
By Bernard Bujold -
I am saddened by the death of Michel Nadeau because we were both from the same era and we frequented the same sectors of Quebec society, journalism and Quebec Inc. 
I did not know him closely because our styles were different on the human level. I am more of a warrior and Michel was of a softness, finally more strategic... 
Michel Nadeau was a deep nationalist and he represented an era in our society, my era. His departure and the end of his story means, in a way, that the whole history of modern Quebec is turning a page. It is always sad to turn the pages of a book... 
On a personal note, all my sympathies to his brother Jacques Nadeau, a fellow photographer. 
SEE REPORTAGE LE DEVOIR 

mardi 19 octobre 2021

COLIN POWELL (1937-2021)

COLIN POWELL (1937-2021)-
By Bernard Bujold-
I had the pleasure to do a photo session with Colin Powell when he was in Montreal in August 2006 for a conference. He liked to make jokes with the journalists... 
SEE PHOTOS 

lundi 18 octobre 2021

THE SYMBOLS OF LIFE -

THE SYMBOLS OF LIFE - 
By Bernard Bujold - 
I've always been a big fan of Batman and Superman since I was a kid. 
What was my reaction to the new comic book of Superman's son? 
 In this new world with the internet, social media and the coronavirus, life has changed but a symbol was and will always be a personal vision for each individual. It is like God. The vision we have of it is unique to each individual's thinking and beliefs. There is no one God!
As far as Superman and Batman are concerned, they remain and will remain for me the symbol of the force of good against the force of evil. God against the devil... 
And for me, the real Superman is Donald! 
Happy fall 2021! 

dimanche 17 octobre 2021

THE REAL AND THE FAKE

THE REAL AND THE FAKE - 
By Bernard Bujold -
Since 1988, photographers have been able to transform their images with the PHOTOSHOP program. Today in 2021, the program has become much more sophisticated than in its early days and it can be said that nothing is impossible with Photoshop. 
For this reason, the old belief that if it's on a photo it's true has become completely false. Now video images have the same easy transformation possibilities as photo images, while artificial intelligence (AI) allows to create programs comparable to Photoshop in terms of efficiency and precision. 
The term "Fake News" now has a real meaning! It promises for the presidential elections of November 5th 2024 in the United States... 

SEE BOOK ON VIDEO IMAGE TRANSFORMATION : "DEEP FAKES 

SEE CBS 60 minutes REPORT 

SEE PHOTOS 

samedi 16 octobre 2021

RICH PEOPLE IN QUEBEC

THE RICH IN QUEBEC - 
By Bernard Bujold - Forget the luxury condo in Florida, the place preferred by the "rich in Quebec" is around Lake Memphremagog. The Journal de Montréal publishes a full report on the subject. 

jeudi 14 octobre 2021

THE ART OF READING

THE ART OF READING -
By Bernard Bujold -
There was a time when I had a library of over 3000 books. When I moved in the 2010s, I had kept about less than 500 of them, which I had stored in a warehouse. In 2020, I gave up renting the storage unit, and today I own less than 50 books, the essentials for me. 
That's why, as far as my personal publications are concerned, I prefer to publish on the internet because that way I think I'm touching a little bit of eternity, but even then, I'm not sure. Nothing is really eternal... except the love of reading which is really endless! 


mercredi 13 octobre 2021

LOVE IN 2021

LOVE IN 2021- 
By Bernard Bujold -
I received several comments regarding the wedding of my two friends that I attended over the Thanksgiving weekend. It was spectacular, beautiful and unconventional in terms of atmosphere. 
Personally, however, there are two types of events that I never attend: weddings and funerals. I made a very rare exception for my two friends... 
I don't believe in marriage as a symbol of love, having experienced the failure of divorce, but I do believe in love! The failure of my marriage, in spite of its pain, will however have given life to two children whose value is priceless! 
I have loved dozens of women in my life over the years. I am writing my memoirs and I will have a chapter on love. I have identified seven women that I have loved very much over the years: 
1. The Italian woman; 
2. The daughter of the deputy; 
3. The lawyer; 
4. The banker; 
5. The artist; 
6. The director; 
7. The writer. 
Love cannot be explained. It is a feeling of the spirit, but a wonderful and magical feeling. The problem is to discover it and above all it is essential that the feeling is mutual. The two lovers have then found their soul mate! 
Happy autumn 2021 to all, and long live Love! 

Note: I will keep you informed about my memoirs... 

SEE PICTURES ABOUT LOVE

SEE WEDDING PICTURES OF AUTUMN 2021