Entries by Sophie Tarnowska

Don't Tell Me I Look Good 'For My Age'

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 11:19 AM

Today is my 42nd birthday, and I must admit that admitting my age is getting harder, in part because I come from a long line of age deniers.

When I was younger, my mother would call me up whenever she had a new boyfriend to tell me how old...

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We Are All Hypocrites About the Gaza Crisis

(12) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 5:52 PM

Here we go again. In Gaza, another cease fire has ceased to be. Except it's not "we" going back into this war, is it? It's them.

It's all those people on the other side of the world whose historical entanglements strangle their ability to see clearly, to think clearly,...

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Don't Judge Haiti By Its Media Coverage

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 4:44 PM

Don't go to Haiti if you don't like the unpredictable, noise, or rum. Don't go to Haiti if you are uncomfortable with what you don't know, with what you haven't seen, or with what you can't control.

Don't go if you take yourself too seriously.

Go to Haiti if...

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Learning to Love My Aging Face

(1) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 7:55 AM

Tonight I got sucked into the Facebook vortex, looking at the admittedly obscene amount of pictures I have collected and taken over the years.

And I thought: wow, I looked so young.

And then: wow, I look so much older. And I do.

There are wrinkles in the corners of...

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Papa est parti faire sa ronde...

(1) Comments | Posted April 8, 2012 | 9:00 AM

J'ai toujours admiré mon père. Oui, ça manque peut-être d'originalité, après tout, toutes les petites filles adorent leur papa. Mon père avait plus d'un avantage sur ma mère. D'abord, la distance. Avec sa profession de correspondant à l'étranger, il vivait à l'autre bout du monde et ses défauts me paraissaient...

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