HORSE RACING IN 2019

May 19, 2019




HORSE RACING IN 2019 
By Bernard Bujold 
During the Kentucky Derby my favorite horse was IMPROBABLE. Every one knows the mess that happened at the Kentucky race on May 4 and the disqualification of the winner horse MAXIMUM SECURITY. 
This Saturday May 18, 2019, the favorite horse at the PREAKNESS STAKES, according to many of the experts, was IMPROBABLE. I was very excited! 
But guess what, the star of the race was another horse named BODEXPRESS which ejected his rider at the starting gates and run the whole race alone… 
The lone horse almost won the race but finally, the winner of the Preakness was WAR OF WILL, and his rider! 
Conclusion: Horse racing is becoming really unpredictable!
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CONRAD BLACK AND HIS PARDON

May 16, 2019



CONRAD BLACK AND HIS PARDON –
By Bernard Bujold –
I have known Conrad Black since around the 1980 and I always looked at him as a great press magnate. In my opinion, he was a media man as brilliant as the one in the category of the Rupert Murdoch, Ted Turner, Thomson or Lord Beaverbrook. 
Conrad Black was the only subject on which Pierre Peladeau and I, another media man for whom I was the executive assistant, did not agree as he did not like the man while I admired him deeply. 
I am very happy that another public figure, Donald Trump, that I also admire very much, is now giving Conrad Black a presidential pardon. 
The only reason why Mr. Black got a prison sentence, it appears to me, is because he refused to refund the money received as dividends and decided to fight the authority request in Court. He was convinced of his right but he lost his battle and got a prison sentence. 
Now Conrad Black reputation is repaired and he will be recognized again as the great business man and scholar that he is. 
Congratulations to you Mr. Black, and thanks to you Mr. President Donald Trump. 
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SPRING 2019 – VISIT TO THE FLORIST

May 16, 2019


SPRING 2019 – VISIT TO THE FLORIST –
By Bernard Bujold –
Ulysses loves spring 2019, because he can enjoy the seasonal flowers. His favourite are tulips and his regular florist is the one on Saint-Jacques Street in Old Montreal across from Quebecor. The owner, a very nice old man, reminds us of Donald Trump as much for his style (his physical appearance and his blond hair) as for his language, which is rarely politically correct and which is always a bit provocative… 
Have a good spring 2019! 
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SATURDAY IN SPRING AT THE CHALET IN 2019

May 11, 2019


SATURDAY IN SPRING AT THE CHALET IN 2019 –
By Bernard Bujold –
There’s nothing more pleasant than a Saturday in spring at the cottage. Nature is waking up more and more and we can already start to think that summer will be the next visitor… 
Have a good spring! 
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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF KENT NAGANO

May 11, 2019


AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF KENT NAGANO –
By Bernard Bujold-
I am reading the autobiography «KENT NAGANO – CLASSICAL MUSIC – EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED».
A very interesting book very well writing about music, life and even politics… 
Regarding the political world, according to Nagano, the nationalism of Donald Trump did not began with him as these tendencies always existed, are cyclical and now are all over Europe countries. 
Kent Nagano also comment about the presidency of Barack Obama. « He promised a lot, but- it would appear to me – implemented only little of it. Under his presidency (Obama) American society did not become a blueprint for a process of society renewal, a model for the future. On the contrary, it is paralyzed by division, incomprehension and distrust, disillusionment and resignation. » wrote Nagano. 
The autobiography of Nagano is however a lot about the place of classical music in our society and its role for the humanity. This book will certainly become a classic on the subject of music. 
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SAINT BROTHER ANDRÉ AND SPRING 2019

May 9, 2019




SPRING 2019
By Bernard Bujold – 
Saint Brother André is very happy because, with the spring of 2019, downtown Montreal is radiant with greenery and the birds are back. 
Have a good spring 2019! 
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FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2019 – NEW PADDOCKS

May 7, 2019



FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2019 -NEW PADDOCKS –
By Bernard Bujold –
Since July 2018, the paddocks at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve have been undergoing a complete transformation. The old garages were destroyed and replaced by new ones. 
The following pictures were taken on May 7, 2019, one month before the official welcome of the fans at the Formula One 2019 Grand Prix race track. The new garages will be magnificent! Just one question: will they be ready in time for June 7? 
The Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada is on from next June 7 to 9. 
To be continued! 
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