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Thursday, February 17, 2011

It's a bed thing


Since the new year, it is more difficult to wake up from bed without a struggle. The moment I open my eyes and sense the cold air in my room, the temptation to burrow deeper under my covers is great. I know, I know, that I can't hide under the blankets forever but it's always worth trying.

This need to immerse myself into a place of peace and warmth is stronger during the cold winter days and when I need to face another day at work. I admit that I do envy those creatures which hibernate during the winter.

Alas, I need to discard this dream. It will never happen. Unless I don't reincarnate into a tortoise or some other animal in my next life. I'm already working on growing a hard shell... so there.

No alarm goes off. I've stopped using one for some time now. Besides, I always end up waking way before it goes off - except on those rare occasions when I really cannot bring myself to consciousness.

Half an hour passes. All these thoughts have brought me to a profound realization. If I don't drink my tea, get dressed and hop on my wheelchair in 30 minutes, I risk losing my van to get me to work.

What should I do? The temptation is certainly attractive. Again, what should ( do?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The New Zonecast is Here!

ZoneCast Artwork

Earlier in January, I wrote on my podcast page, Gordon's ZoneCast, that following recent events in my life, I decided to give podcasting another try. After taking some time to sort out my current situation (which is still a work in progress) and dealing with podcast logistics which I won't bother you with, I have finalised my first episode for 2011.


While this is only an introduction to the new Zonecast, I hope you'll enjoy it. Well, what are you waiting for? Go check it out heree!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

AMagrebMeditation

I've been absorbed in my private life too much now. True, I'm still recoverin from a health issue that could have had far serious implications if left untreated but now things are getting better, I want to return to real life and face reality head on.

So I thought of the Magreb and the people's uprisings in Tunis and Egypt. Their realization that life couldn't go on as it was with all the injustice and corruption. They woke up from the dream or nightmare. But they weren't the only ones. In their last summit, Arab leaders realized that many living in their countries were exposed to poverty and corruption. The Western world now admitted that it might have tolerated oppressive regimes and dictators as long they cooperated with western interests.

Has the world awakened from an illusion? Where were the leaders when the people were suffering? And where was the media? And where were we while all this was happening? Where was I?

What has happened in north Africa is already having repercussions on the rest of the world, especially in what we term the 'Arab world'. But is there such a thing? And how many other realities are we avoiding to acknowledge only to discover that it's too late now. That an unstoppable chain reaction has started.

Will we wake up from a blissful dream to a tormenting nightmare?