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Welcome

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July 31
I speak French. I was born French.
I speak English, and have been making a living in English for the last 30 years.
By the turn of Fate, I have become "Franglish" and now live in the Caribbean.

My name is Jicky.

I want to be Happy.

This is my Diary.

The Edge of Reason

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Friday, July 30
7:05 a.m.

Reading the 2nd Diary of Bridget Jones: "The Edge of Reason".
Excellent analysis of celibacy (end of the 90's in London) and of the dietary and social habits of a culture ending at the death of Princess Di and the accession to power of Tony Blair.
Years pro-911 and the Now New Era of Total Destruction programmed long time ago.


The Age of Communication has been awesome.
Schools. Correspondence courses like the CNED (in France) so children who are living at sea and all these rural areas where there were no schools could have an education.
Then Internet schooling.
We'll all live pretty soon in a real Virtual World that would make the physical Real World obsolete.


And it is in the virtual world that enormous chunks of money are made nowadays.

3 pages left before the end of my book. I've been cheating when some chapters were dragging on where Mark Darcy wasn't mentioned and went straight to the last page. So I know I'll like the end, …

Today I want to see what I want to see

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Friday 23, July


Woke up at 5:25 with the words: "Today I want to see what I want to see."

One glass of hot water, went on the balcony while the coffee was passing, to watch at a strange sky. And like yesterday, I met gray rain clouds on the left, dark clouds on the right, and one patch of blue sky with the most incredible stripes of pink straight ahead of me. I'd never seen a sky like that before, so I needed to prove its magic with the camera.
If I paint it one day, who would believe i didn't make it up? Layer after layer of 5, 6 different layers of cloud formations paraded for me at the same time.

I did, indeed, see what I wanted to see!

And now, right this minute, the globe of the sun is slowly showing itself above the mountains.
This is going to be a glorious day in Paradise! A lady was saying yesterday at the supermarket that the wave of tropical depressions having hit us lately is finally receding.
Whatever that means... it spells beach to me!

The girl who kicked the hornest's nest

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Monday July 12
7:46 a.m.
The book I'm reading now is really upsetting me. I have reached the chapter before last, almost afraid to read on. Salander has a strange life and a poignant solitude as the victim of authority.
Crime, deceit, power, corruption are described in a gripping thriller that poignantly describes the world outside my home. What you call: "the real world". What I call: "the Information (disinformation?) World.
The author, Stieg Larsson -who lived in Sweden- was the editor in chief of the magazine Expo, and a leading expert on anti-democratic, right-wing extremist, and Nazi organizations. The book is written in journalistic language and raises many questions about the possible veracity of the story. Between Michael Moore and Armanpour's kind of reportage.
Larsson died in 2004, shortly after delivering the manuscripts for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.
I heard that his …