The Francesca de Bardin Blog

Thank God For Our Men

We don’t appreciate them enough.   They perform the most dangerous and physically demanding jobs:  build our bridges, skyscrapers, tunnels, roads and fight in the front lines in battle.  And they live shorter lives.

They frequently work in jobs which are not satisfying, in corporations… Read more

An Architect of American Global Hegemony Changes His Mind

                                                    Toward a Global Realignment   ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI       April 17, 2016

                      As its era of global dominance ends, the… Read more

My Summer Vacation In Russia


The Western global oligarchy has been  demonizing Russia for decades.   I spent 4 days each in St. Petersburg and Moscow and 6 days cruising the Volga/Neva Rivers on the Volga Dream (which I heartily recommend) seeing small villages and towns.

I was told by everyone I would… Read more

Gulf Wild Leads in Fishery Conservation and Sustainability

Gulf Wild was created by The Gulf of Mexico Reef Shareholders' Alliance, a non-profit organization of accountable, progressive and conservation-minded fishermen, to promote seafood sustainability and fishery conservation throughout the Gulf of… Read more

Margaret Morgan Awarded Member of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth awarded the honor of Member of the Order of the British Empire in June 2016 to Margaret Morgan for significant achievement or outstanding service to the community.    Margaret was founder and chairwoman of Berwickshire Riding for the Disabled (RDA) organization for over 30 years… Read more

Flint, Michigan Water Crisis

The people of Flint, Michigan have been poisoned by their tap water. Without the advocacy of Melissa Mays, citizens would still be unknowingly ingesting water contaminated with heavy metals. Her initiative demanded that the water be switched back from the Flint River to a safer source, which is… Read more

The Behavior Code

I live in France now where the behavior code is enforced daily.  Being polite and respectful is expected of everyone.  If you enter a store or supermarket without saying “bonjour” (good day) to the clerk or shopkeeper, you are reminded of that when the shopkeeper ignores your request and starts… Read more

News in Balance

We are constantly overwhelmed by bad news.  No matter which country we live in or which television channel we watch, the news is always sensational, centered on violence or fear.  And yet, there are so many inspiring stories to be told.  Stories about good news are rarely told in the media.  I… Read more