Author Archives: Jacques Delacroix

About Jacques Delacroix

I write short stories, current events comments, and sociopolitical essays, mostly in English, some in French. There are other people with the same first name and same last name on the Internet. I am the one who put up on Amazon in 2014: "I Used to Be French: an Immature Autobiography" and also: "Les pumas de grande-banlieue." To my knowledge, I am the only Jacques Delacroix with American and English scholarly publications. In a previous life, I was a teacher and a scholar in Organizational Theory and in the Sociology of Economic Development. (Go ahead, Google me!) I live in the People’s Green Socialist Republic of Santa Cruz, California.

The Good Old Days

Here is a story that’s more than a story. All our food was organic and no one was overweight. We wore only natural fibers, from sheep and from the cotton fields of Africa. Children did not get fat spending their … Continue reading

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Coyotes: How Government Bureaucrats Think; a libertarian Story (lower case “l.”)

In my area of central California, coyotes recently attacked two small dogs that were were romping around. Both dogs survived. The attack took part in a public park of some sort. The reaction of the rangers (How I hate this … Continue reading

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Saving Some of the World With Talk Radio

Note: The story below was written ten years ago, in 2020, except for a dozen word. I am a talk-show host, a radio personality you might say, but Rush Limbaugh is not sweating it– not yet. My show, “Facts Matter,” … Continue reading

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Animal Spaces: New Issue for Environmentalists to Worry About

Many people labor under the impression that conservatives like me are indifferent to the health of the environment. Nothing could be further from the truth. I try to do my share of the heavy lifting. Environmentalists are sounding the alarm … Continue reading

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Francophonie et connerie

Comme c’est souvent le cas le soir, je lézarde devant TV5, la chaîne francophone internationale. C’est l’heure du journal télévisé. L’annonceur, francais selon sa diction, annonce gravement que ce jour est l’anniversaire de la mort des époux Rosenberg, exécutés en … Continue reading

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Three Roads to Racism

Are you a racist? Anyone can feel free to answer this question any way it/she/he wishes; they wish. And that’s the problem. In this short essay, I aim first to do a little vocabulary house-keeping. Second, I try to trace … Continue reading

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The Revolt of the Baristas

For several weeks, nearly every night, I have a déjà vu experience. First, I watch Fox News where I see crowds of younger people in dark clothing breaking things, setting buildings on fire, and assaulting police. (I infer they are … Continue reading

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Pourquoi Kamala Harris?

La nomination de Kamala Harris comme candidate du Parti Democrate (“D” majuscule) à la vice-presidence avec Joe Biden a donne lieu à beaucoup de sornettes dans les media francais, et francophones, comme on pouvait s’y attendre. Bien sur tout ceci … Continue reading

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Medication Prohibitions – Why?

The debates about the curative virtues of Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine are becoming more acrimonious by the day. As I hear about them on my local radio KSCO (where I had a show for three years a while ago) and I … Continue reading

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Coincidence Strikes Again!

    Here is a short short story that may be pointless, frankly. I see it myself as kind of pointless. I hope a reader will divulge what’s its hidden point if any. So, I am at the beach overseeing … Continue reading

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