The world is a complex place, so many things going on, so much information. How to make sense of it all? As a freelance home worker, my world is often defined by what I read, hear and see on the internet.

Its often a job to know what is real and what is 'fake news' even as we have governments actively deceiving people through fake social media accounts, but my watchword is to confirm information by crossing multiple sources before commenting.

The other danger is to seek only the contacts and information that coincide with one's own world view and wonder if it is justified to have a view based even on poor information rather than have no view at all.

As we grow in maturity, the essence is to exchange with others, although there are some with whom our views will never coincide. The world is uncertain, but my heritage has taught me that we can only be thankful for the welcoming arms of another country in time of need.

My writing focuses on politics, but there is so much that is news worthy that affects us directly. Political action should be supported when it is used as a way to shape a more open, more inclusive, more prosperous world and should be rebuked when it is heinous, violent, racist and divisive.

Wordenvie is the desire (l'envie) to celebrate the word and life (la vie)