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: Relationships

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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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Le fléau caché Photo David Boily

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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Blame It On The Veuve Clicquot.

July 21st, 2010 by Martine St-Victor

I spent Saturday night celebrating a dear friend, along with a brochette of great guests. Delish conversations oscillated between the disappointing post Earthquake developments in Haïti to the inevitable I-Phone vs. Blackberry debate. Then later in the night, many glasses of champagne later, my friend Adrian asked a simple question: what would I do if [...]

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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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Feeling 16: What I Learned From My High School Reunion.

May 9th, 2010 by Martine St-Victor

*Photo of iconic TV show: “The Facts Of Life” A few months ago, I received an invitation to attend my 20th (yikes!) high-school reunion. I loved high school: I had been President of this and then President of that & I had simply adored the camaderie of being in an all-girls school. Still, when I [...]

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Why The Mike Tyson Love Fest Must Stop.

May 8th, 2010 by Martine St-Victor

A few months ago, Oprah had Mike Tyson on her show. Sure, it’s her show and she may have whomever she damn pleases on it. Here’s my issue: Mike Tyson is a wifebeater & a rapist & we live in a society where if you’re a guest on a TV show, it’s to be celebrated. [...]

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The Masters: The Golf Tournament I Love To Hate.

April 5th, 2010 by Martine St-Victor

Okay. Hate is a strong word. But I really do love to dislike The Masters Golf Tournament. I’m far from being a golf connoisseur but I’ve always found the Tournament’s history to be quite disturbing – and no, I’m not referring to the terrible color of their winners’ much sought-after blazer. The Masters are at [...]

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Voyeurism: 1, Privacy: 0

March 30th, 2010 by Martine St-Victor

*Photo taken from Madre’s Missives. Yesterday, various news agencies & all social media outlets were tripping over themselves reporting Ricky Martin’s revelation of his sexual orientation. Unless you’ve been living in Amish country, the fact Ricky is a homosexual was no surprise. I find it quite unfortunate that today; a public figure’s orientation still makes [...]

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My Universal Truths About Relationships.

March 26th, 2010 by Martine St-Victor

Relationship expert, Bob Grant, recently published an article entitled “50 Universal Truths about Men”. I thought it was somewhat insightful but mostly cheeky. Clearly, I’m not a relationship expert but I do have Truths of my own. Universal? You be the judge. Here are some of the Bob Grant’s Universal Truths About Men and my [...]

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A Raise for Tiger’s Publicist, Please.

January 4th, 2010 by Martine St-Victor

Here’s Vanity Fair’s upcoming February cover. It’s not a different Tiger: it’s the real Tiger. The one that is buff, thirty-something, cocky, sexual and human. It takes guts to break an image that has been carved by others for over a decade. Guts usually pays off.

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May He, Or She, Who Has Never Sinned Cast The First Stone At Tiger.

December 7th, 2009 by Martine St-Victor

I thought the Tiger-chatter nonsense would be done by now. Much to my chagrin, it has instead taken lude proportions. I can’t defend Tiger but I certainly can’t condemn him either. I know of him but I don’t know him. Furthermore, I’ve certainly never considered him a role-model simply because he’s an outstanding athlete: that [...]

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Natalie McLennan

October 22nd, 2009 by Martine St-Victor

Natalie McLennan, Montreal | Once just a girl with dreams of bright lights big city, Natalie McLennan turned, for a moment, into the bad girl of New York. She was the highest rated & most expensive escort in the Big Apple and graced the cover of New York Magazine. She did the Tyra show, 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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The World’s Future is in Rihanna’s hands. Sort of.

February 16th, 2009 by Martine St-Victor

A week into RiRi-gate, I recognize the whole Rihanna-Chris Brown affaire as a PR nightmare. But beyond that and most importantly, I view Rihanna’s eventual coming out as potentially being one of Pop Culture’s most defining moments. Too strong? Not at all. Too many times, celebrities have bypassed the law. Too many times, domestic violence [...]

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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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The New Laurel & Hardy

April 18th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

Like 20 000 people who have left messages on ABC.com’s message board, I was outraged by Wednesday’s Debate (and I use the word “debate” very loosely). So I will not talk about the bias-bashing toward Senator Obama but I will say this: having George Stephanopoulos as one of the moderators was an insult to anybody [...]

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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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Tragic Coverage

February 7th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

For so many years, for my generation and the one before, Rolling Stones Magazine was a reference. Showcasing worthy music, analyzing the business of music and forecasting its trends. With its latest cover, the Magazine has fallen victim to sensationalism, regardless of how in-depth the inside story is. Britney Spears is an American Tragedy? Hardly. [...]

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Yes. We Can.

February 3rd, 2008 by Martine St-Victor
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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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The Do-do-do. The Da-da-da.

July 29th, 2007 by Martine St-Victor

A few days ago, I experienced a return into time. I attended one of two The Police concerts in Montréal. Singing along every song and dancing like I was in front of my mirror, this concert brought me back and made me realize a few things. First, what is old is new again and is [...]

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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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The Death of Dating

May 7th, 2007 by Martine St-Victor

Recently teased by my single-status at a dinner amongst friends, the conversation rapidly turned to the intricate variations in semantics & jargon in today’s boy-meets -girl date-o-sphere. Initiated by my statement that I don’t date, the debate begged for a clarification in terminology. In my book, dating is an almost extinct Art form which consist [...]

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He Messed Up All On His Own.

April 16th, 2007 by Martine St-Victor

Wooohooo! Rejoice people: Paul Wolfowitz’ days at the World Bank are numbered. I was flabbergasted to learn of his appointment to the post of World Bank President. How can this bully, this opportunist, this Bush BFF be leader of the Organization that has the power to make a difference in such trivial issue as Third [...]

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Older Men Do it Much Better

April 9th, 2007 by Martine St-Victor

I had a wonderful surprise while flipping through the pages of the latest British GQ. There it was: a multi-page photo editorial of Bryan Ferry, chanteur extraordinaire and former lead singer for Roxy Music, one of modern music’s best and most important bands. Bryan Ferry first made my knees weak about twenty years ago when [...]

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Genius of Love

April 3rd, 2007 by Martine St-Victor

The Bachelor: Andy Baldwin First, a disclaimer: I watched “The Bachelor” last night with the sole purpose to have blog material for this Post. Well, I also watched it because I think it’s hilarious to see twenty-somethings already desperate to find a man. “The Bachelor”, a well-oiled TV show, pits a young handsome eligible bachelor [...]

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Singles: on our marks, ready, go!

March 27th, 2007 by Martine St-Victor

If you’re in a couple, I don’t know what spring means to you. But for Singles, this season is their training camp and summer, their Olympics. If you are recently single or have forgotten the ropes, here’s a crash course in Singles’ pre-spring rituals: Secretly train (or simply learn how to camouflage the flaws that [...]

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Love Games

March 19th, 2007 by Martine St-Victor

I am shaken and I guess still a little stirred. Late last night, I bumped into my favourite mistake. Back in the day, this guy couldn’t have been more wrong for me and I knew that at “hello” but … The man was as sexy as hell and well, I was human. Also stubborn and [...]

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