Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m a woman.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are gathered here to witness….

…another act of misogyny in the universe of professional sports.

Cam Newton was so damn stupid with his response to Jourdan Rodrigue’s question. For one day, he beat out Donald Trump for stupidest comment.

Her question was really smart. It was about route running, which is the path a receiver takes before he catches the ball, and the fact that he had made some good adjustments with it. His reaction was just plain stupid. My blood pressure suddenly rose and I started swearing like my Haitian grandmother (RIP Grandma Sue!). Like, what the f….

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If it were a man asking, he would have acknowledged him, but since in his language, it was a woman that he referred to as “female” (another thing that made me so mad), he was misogynist and disrespectful.

Cam Newton press conference

For some that didn’t saw the segment, here it is:

I love talking about sports and I love to learn more about them. In order to learn, you must do research and educate yourself. I think this is a good thing for everyone. Jourdan Rodrigue did her research, and you can see that she loves to learn to. If you just listen to some of the questions that journalists ask during a press conference with NFL coaches or players, you feel like it could be as dumb as when a presenter ask to an actress on the red carpet, who are you wearing.

Bill Belichick actually wanted to be asked really smart questions. I’m not a Pats fan at all, but if someone is willing to listen and notice the thought put into the questions we ask, I’m all for it!

Bill Belichick

I’m really surprised at Cam Newton. Especially after only a week earlier, he took a stand for Colin Kaerpernick. Now, he does a 180, and just puts his foot in his mouth.

I applaud Jourdan Rodrigue having done her homework. She is obviously a smart and passionate journalist.

I was never a big fan of Newton because I always felt that he was lacking certain sportsmanship qualities, but now, I just don’t respect him. Superman, yeah right…

Cam Newton

There are many journalists, lawyers, doctors, scientists, mechanics, you name it, that are women and they are facing these situations on a daily basis. Hopefully someday the conversation will change.

We are strong women

It’s 2017 damn it!

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Wildflowers Forever

Yesterday was one of the saddest days for probably everyone. But, I wasn’t expecting such a sudden goodbye from one of the men that helped shape my life with his music, his wisdom, and his southern kindness.

Tom Petty

Tom Petty passed away, surrounded by his family and love ones, last night.

Music was and still is my savior. Growing up, his songs, along with my ultimate song goddess, Stevie Nicks, helped give me the feeling of being a free spirited little girl, when really I was more of an introvert, an outsider to my peers.

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Tom was part of my musical therapy, especially in the magical band The Traveling Wilburys.

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The world seems a little more helpless without Tom in it. He was always “gently sweeping his guitar” in a beautiful way.

Tom and his guitar

He made it okay to be wild and free.

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This is my favorite quote from him:

Tom Petty and his words of wisdom

http://www.tompetty.com/

Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Dhani Harrison and Prince

Sharpshooter is in the house… Chronicle Style!

Lionel Ritchie’s song “Dancing on the Ceiling” was on my mind all weekend long. You must be wondering why…..

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Sharpshooter Funding and The Chronicle are teaming up!!

You see, The Chronicle has been posting some interesting articles about Canadian businesses lately and with the help of the Sharpshooter team, I think we can continue to rock it. I think it is important to encourage each other in our ventures. Through talking about those amazing businesses, the sky could be the limit for them.

The Sharpshooter dream team is like putting Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Dr. Jay, Joe Montana, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Serena Williams in the same place,working together. You have Paul Pitcher, Dallas Hart, Gregg Farineau, Jade Hart and the best there is, Bret the Hitman Hart. This is the best team! Oops, I forgot to add myself in. I am part of the team too! This collaboration will be epic.

Recently, Dallas and Gregg have had success with hundreds of Canadian merchants.I can’t wait to talk to you about them. They are so passionate about what they are doing and they are genuinely good business men. I couldn’t more honoured to have them as my sponsor. I’m very proud of what Dallas and Jade are turning out to be:two driven, passionate leaders. With a Dad clearly known as the best there is, it’s obvious that this quality was passed to the next generation.

The Dream Team, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. We will take this world by storm!

 

 

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We will rock this world by storm and I would like to thank for the bottle of my heart The Dream Team.

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https://www.sharpshooterfunding.com

Resilience

On this much cooler Friday morning, I am looking through the window from my seat on my train ride to Montreal and admiring the beautiful trees and the leaves with all of those vibrant colours
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I’m listening to the song Reflektor from Arcade Fire and I’m so saddened to know that so many people are losing their love ones and their homes, but not their spirits in hurricanes, earthquakes and volcano eruptions.

I feel so helpless but seeing their resilience gives me, and probably you, the strength to keep going and continue showing them compassion. Maybe even showing some compassion to those less fortunate in our own country.

I was so moved to learn that in Bali, the Balinese are making kitchen appliances and toilets at their refugee camps. Instead of playing the victim, they are choosing to be resilient and strong. 

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There is this beautiful, strong woman called Kalek. She is Balinese and a mother of two beautiful children. Kalek, her family members, workers, and other Balinese have taken others under their wings, ensuring that they have food and a place to stay.

When you hear stories like this, your heart just melts. It brings me more faith in humanity. Kind people are still around us. We just have to open our eyes and our hearts.
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I feel so blessed and lucky in life but sometimes, in a way, I have this survivor‘s guilt and helplessness. But, by talking about these issues on The Chronicle, I hope I can help in any capacity to raise awareness and perhaps bring myself some closure too.

In Canada, there is an amazing charity called The Shoebox Project. Actually, it’s very literal, you put items in a shoebox such as creams lotion, lipstick, shampoo bottles, anything you can think that a woman may need.
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The foundation will give those boxes to women in shelters within the country. Caroline, Jessica, Vanessa, and Katy Mulroney are the force being this wonderful charity. The really cool part is that it can even be a project done internationally. I find it powerful that four sisters, four compassionate womens are giving back to the society like this. It’s really a powerful message and an act of unity.
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I am currently collecting my shoeboxes (a really good excuse to buy more shoes! Hahaha!! Poor husband.) and starting to fill them with useful items.

I think, all together, we can make the world a little brighter by helping each other.

What do you think?
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Proud of you

I’m a huge football fan!

I will make this Chronicle really short and real.

I couldn’t  be prouder of the team that didn’t let them bullied by the 45th President of The United States of America.

I’m so proud for Colin Kaepernick  that stood up for his beliefs. I’m a very pacific person. I don’t believe in violence and injustice.

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Football has always been a part of my life, like wrestling and hockey did. During a conversation this summer with my brother, that is the ultimate encyclopedia and football ”connaisseur”, he made me realized that a football player is not on the field playing football because he stood for something he strongly believe. Black Lives Matters is still a big issues but human rights for me, is a bigger issue. If someone doesn’t want to stand for the national anthem, why he is treated like a criminal?

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In my opinion, Don couldn’t have said it better.

I shouldn’t be surprise about the outcome of  what is going on right now but I am.

And today, I regain faith in the players and some owners for standing for what seem to be right. Why letting a stupid, arrogant, piece of shit President dictate what people should believe.

I’m not the person to get to political but enough is enough.

I know that one day, we will all be united. But gush, can Kaepernick just play some football. And if he doesn’t feel like singing the national anthem, it is his rights like everyone else.

He was all alone when he started but today, he got an army behind him.

http://kaepernick7.com

En parallèle avec Dhani Harrison

L’album tant attendu de Dhani Harrison frappera très bientôt à nos portes.

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Juste à écouter la chanson Admiral of Upside Down, vous vous sentez transportés dans le passé de Abbey Road et vous faites également un voyage dans le futur.

Dhani a le don de marier l’influence paternelle et son propre son à lui.

Il fait preuve d’une imagination psychédélique contagieuse.

Sa voix, ses riffs de guitare et ses textes sont une pure réflexion de son père. Mais il nous fait voir qu’il est capable de marier plusieurs sonorités et de styles qui rendent unique.

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J’ai vraiment découvert Dhani en écoutant l’album posthume de son père “Brainwashed”. Il a co-réalisé l’album avec le grand Jeff Lynne. J’ai aimé la simplicité de l’album et même un peu sa fragilité.

Neuf ans plus tard, dès que j’ai écouté une de leur chanson sur une station de radio universitaire, je suis tombée amoureuse du groupe TheNewNo2.

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Leur album The Fear of Missing Out reste un incontournable pour moi. J’ai été conquise dès la première chanson de l’album qui s’intitule ”Station”.

En étant une fan incontournable de George Harrison, le fait que je retrouve ce même réconfort quand j’écoute les chansons de Dhani est un beau cadeau de la vie.

Je peux vous garantir que son nouvel album sera un succès. Les mélomanes de ce monde auront beaucoup de plaisir à entrer dans son monde.

Il débutera sa tournée américaine en novembre prochain avec un premier spectacle à New York.

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En espérant qu’il donnera un concert dans notre belle métropole. Si l’occasion s’y présente, j’y serai à ce spectacle et je vous réserverai quelques surprises.

Dans ce monde qui ressemble à un drôle de tourbillon par des artistes superficielles, c’est rafraîchissant d’écouter un artiste comme Dhani Harrison.

 

À travers l’album Parallel, l’artiste semble être dans une quête qui donne envie de l’accompagner.

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http://dhaniharrison.com/Dhani Harrison new album

Beautiful Olivia

I remember the first time I saw Olivia Harrison and it’s seem it was like yesterday… It was when I first saw the videoclip ”Real Love ”from The Fab Four on tv.

 

I saw how lovingly she was looking at her husband. The kindness of this look was a beautiful thing to witness.

To me, Olivia is a warrior. A warrior of her husband’s legacy. A warrior of bringing light into the hearts of many people with The Material World Foundation.

Olivia Harrison and Shankar Family

I really admire her humility. If you haven’t had the chance to watch ”The Leaving in a Material World” documentary she co-produced with Martin Scorsese, it really is one of the best documentaries you will see. Especially if you are a fan of George Harrison or even if you are a fan of watching documentaries.

She was blunt but delicate. There is no bullshit with Olivia and I love it when someone doesn’t take any crap. In 1999, she was clearly was a fearless warrior when that horrible home invasion happened.

This week, the Thursday Maestro goes to this wonderful lady who is contributing, in her own way, to making the world a better place with her philanthropy, her spirituality, and her gentle soul.

 

 

Peace.

One of my favorite song