MILAGRO

spanish for "miracle"
1. A marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent.

de l'espagnol pour "miracle", n.m.
1. Phénomène répute contraire aux lois de la nature et attribué à l'intervention divine.

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Category: Love

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Older And Trying To Be Wiser.

September 25th, 2012 by Martine St-Victor

Having just celebrated a birthday, I can only confirm that though I wouldn’t want to be in my 20’s for all the money in the world, getting older isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Well for people like me anyway, it isn’t. People who have fun adding items to their “To-Do” lists while [...]

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Why I Broke Up With Donald Trump.

March 27th, 2011 by Martine St-Victor

At 16, I wanted to marry Donald Trump. I was in my last year of high school and I did many book reports on the man (based on his book The Art Of The Deal) and on his character (based on unauthorized biographies). At the time, Donald Trump was Mister New York. He isn’t anymore.

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Lettre d amour à Oprah.

March 2nd, 2011 by Martine St-Victor

En 25 ans passés sur les bancs de votre école, je me suis épanouie. Bien au-delà de la couleur de votre peau, qui est la même que la mienne, j’admirais vos faiblesses, parce que vous avez su les convertir de passives à actives. Votre passé trouble et votre constant combat avec votre poids sont certaines des caractéristiques qui ont fait de vous l’une de nous. Mais il y a vos forces aussi: votre culot, votre curiosité et, bien sûr, votre générosité, qui a fait rougir les plus riches de cette planète.

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Miseducated.

January 24th, 2011 by Martine St-Victor

In 1998, I had a bad breakup.  Breakups are rarely easy but this one was particularly difficult because not only was I heartbroken but also, my ego was crushed to its core.  I was too proud to cry on anyone’s shoulder so I sulked for longer than I wish to admit and found therapy via [...]

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Already One Year.

January 10th, 2011 by Martine St-Victor

I wanted to write something deep and meaningful on this one-year anniversary.  But the images of despair I see in the media drown my words. I’m still heartbroken with a sense of powerlessness. I’m in dismay at the millions of dollars that have been sent by generous citizens of the world and that have yet [...]

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The Soundtrack Of My Year.

December 25th, 2010 by Martine St-Victor

Music is my life despite the facts I can’t carry a tune, have little rhythm and make no loving from it. Still, from the moment I open my eyes, to the moment I close them at night, music is a constant. This year, my life was dominated by Haiti, by deadlines and by new and not so new music. Here’s the soundtrack of my 2010 life.

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Ma réponse à l’ article du journal La Presse. Pour mon papa, pour mon frère et pour Tristan.

November 24th, 2010 by Martine St-Victor

Il y a plus d’une semaine, le journal La Presse publiait un article intitulé « Le fléau caché » sur la violence conjugale en Haïti.

La photo a dérangée plusieurs lecteurs, toutes origines confondues. Moi, c’est l’article que j’ai trouvé dérangeant. J’ai écrit à La Presse. Mon texte n’a pas été publié (comme les 84 autres lettres reçues au journal, d’ailleurs). La voici.

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Whatever Happened to Just Dinner And A Movie?

July 5th, 2010 by Martine St-Victor

While devouring this weekend’s New York Times, an article on first-time dating caught my attention (read it here). It described how the ritual of the first date is now theme-inspired. Huh?! Whatever happened to dinner and a movie? Well not literally dinner and a movie but how about drinks? Or lunch? The article describes someone [...]

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Proof Again That Music Is Love.

June 14th, 2010 by Martine St-Victor

Rarely have I penned a post so fast. It was only a few hours ago that I discovered Londoner Tinashé. Late, I’m sure but nonetheless, I’ve been listening to his track “Zambezi” in-a-loop ever since. Style, substance with Zimbabwean flavor. Can’t go wrong with that. I’m so excited about this artist that I want to [...]

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Bouquets and Bridesmaids.

May 25th, 2009 by Martine St-Victor

Tis the season for I do’s and vows. I love weddings (well, most of them) and I’m delirious with excitement over the one I will attend in a few weeks. I have seen in friends and family members that have gotten married the positives of matrimonial unions: the emancipation, the complicity, the support and the [...]

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Love Spelled Out.

April 12th, 2009 by Martine St-Victor

As research for an upcoming project, my friend Nico Fonseca lent me a book called: “Other people’s Love letters“, edited by Bill Shapiro. The title says it all. I read it feverishly switching from grins to tears, from regret to envy. The book also brought me back to 1993, when I received the most revealing [...]

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When The Writing is on the Wall.

December 31st, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

A few days ago, a friend sent me a link to an article entiltled: “15 Moments That Define a Relationship”: I found the article sweet, tender and funny. Still, many really can’t relate to such an article but fret not, I’ve come to your rescue and have compiled the 10 Moments that Define a BAD [...]

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Black Girls Rule. Now you know.

December 22nd, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

I can’t exactly remember when it started but there was a moment. A moment when white boys started to look at me differently. If at first the looks were mostly out of curiousity or mathematical probability (always the sole Black girl in the class) … the looks were now more inviting and not solely based [...]

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Carrie. Miranda. Samantha. Charlotte.

June 9th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

I wanted to write this post right after I saw the movie, the night of its premiere in Montréal. I instead decided to wait until more faithfuls had seen it, more reviews had been published and once the hype had diminished, even if just little. First, a disclaimer: I adored the series from the very [...]

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Bouquets & Bridesmaids.

April 17th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

Tis the season for I do’s and vows. I love weddings (well, most of them) and I’m delirious with excitement over the one I will attend in a few weeks. I have seen in friends and family members that have gotten married the positives of matrimonial unions: the emancipation, the complicity, the support and the [...]

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Mind Your Business.

March 13th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

I don’t defend Governor Spitzer but I can’t condemn him either. What is clear even though the raging moral police seems to ignore it is that a married man who used the services of a prostitute on Valentine’s Day obviously had marital problems. We know nothing of Eliot Spitzer’s personal life and we know nothing [...]

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All Year Cupid.

February 14th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

This is the day Singles prefer to forget. It’s the day new couples are unsure about. The one that puts pressure on husbands and boyfriends and the day wives and girlfriends know they’ll have to put out – headache or not. My track record confirms I’m not one that should be giving love advice but [...]

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My West Coast Crush

January 8th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

This morning I was awakened by heart-sinking news. My friend Francisco passed away. So young, so vibrant, so smart, so funny, so sexy, so handsome, so Francisco. When I met him years ago in Vancouver, I remember thinking “Wow!” Not only because he was so handsome but because he instantly made an impact on me [...]

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Still a Coward

December 14th, 2007 by Martine St-Victor

I don’t care what ingenuity Ike Turner may or may not have injected into the world of Rock n’ Roll, he was what he was: a wife beater. When a man raises his hand on a woman, it speaks volume of his (or lack of) character, morals and values, regardless of whether or not he’s [...]

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If You Make it There, You’ll Make it Anywhere.

September 11th, 2007 by Martine St-Victor

Today, my heart goes to New Yorkers. You are survivors, you are leaders and you are New York. I pray for those who are different and I pray for minorities hoping one day, you don’t feel as such and those epithets will mean nothing.I pray that we all learn tolerance and reject hate. I look [...]

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Obvious vs. Subtle

June 19th, 2007 by Martine St-Victor

In what was one of the longest hours in recent TV history, NBC christened “Age of Love”, the network’s answer to ABC’s “The Bachelor”. NBC’s version has, I must admit, a few more bells and whistles. For one, the prey is not some unknown genetically blessed thirty-year old. It is (drum roll, please) Mark Philippoussis [...]

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Young Enough To Screw and To Be Screwed

June 12th, 2007 by Martine St-Victor

In 2005, when he was 17 years-old, Genarlow Wilson attended a New Year’s Party where he befriended a 15 year-old girl and after one thing leading to another, received oral sex from her. In theory, this scene is nothing less than reenactment of what has been going on forever in high school parties all over [...]

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One Step Forward, So Many Steps Back

May 29th, 2007 by Martine St-Victor

Last night was ABC’s latest attempt to grab viewers: The Ex-Wives Club aka a ”who’s who” of bitter women once married or romantically linked to borderline has-beens. The show puts at its helm Angie Everhart (formerly known as the red head standing next to Sly Stallone), Marla Maples (the former and second Mrs. Donald Trump) [...]

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Always a Bridesmaid

May 22nd, 2007 by Martine St-Victor

Ahhh! The month of May. For Canadians it means the time to stop procrastinating and finally bring in our car to service to have your summer tires installed. If you’re lucky it also means your hockey team is in the playoffs. For students all over the globe it means graduation or time to break it [...]

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