An Extensive Word Bank

A collection of musings

Jean Sylvain Bailly: Je ne tremble pas

To think that I was safe in Nantes was a foolish thought. I should have been more cautious, more careful of my presence in the city, as my face has never been more recognizable than it is now. Well, I suppose not now, considering that my face is no longer attached to the rest of my body, but as the past mayor of Paris, it wasn’t difficult to identify and arrest.. Read More

Hullabaloo 2014!

Hullabaloo, the BC high school poetry slam, is only a week away, and I am feeling the usual mix of excitement and nervousness that usually goes along with performances like these. I talked quite a bit about it in my last post, so I’ll just update by saying that the team will be working hard up until competition. From the beginning, our mentor, Jacob, had always been telling us what.. Read More

Jean Sylvain Bailly: Mémoires d’un témoin de la Révolution

November 1791 I regret to say that my turn in this revolution has concluded. As I sit now, in the city of Nantes, I no longer see myself as a player in this game, but a witness to the happenings in France in the past years. Hence the name of my newly written work, “Memoirs of a Witness of the Revolution”. My popularity has considerably decreased in the city of Paris, and.. Read More

Jean Sylvain Bailly: Au revoir les sciences, bonjour la révolution

It is coming soon. I can feel it in every bone of my body, that we are on the verge of something great. So great, in fact, that I have abandoned my scientific studies to invest all my time and effort into this cause, because I sense that I, along with the people of France, shall be served their justice soon enough. But just as everybody else knows, our state will.. Read More

Crunch Time

Today marks three weeks until Hullabaloo, the provincial slam competition that Jamie, Lyle, and I (TALONS pride) are participating in later this month. At this point, our mentor Jacob is playing a very large role in supporting and coaching us so that all our poetry pieces are competition ready. I mention this a lot in my previous posts, but it seems that all my free time is filled with the.. Read More