I have had alot on my mind lately but very little time to blog. Here are some of the random trivialities that have whizzed through my head this past week while I have been away from the blogosphere:
- How come GIMPA Executive Conference Hall lobby looks better than Kotoka International Airport Arrival Hall?
- Should one be wary of a sweet gesture of unexpected chocolate from a random new friend?
- Racing down a dusty road barefoot and screaming at night: a great way to celebrate the Black Satellites FIFA Under 20 World Cup glorious victory or the best way to get tetanus?
- Do you speak Ghanamechanic-ese? How to avoid being taken to the cleaners by mechanics in Ghana
- Balloon Boy Saga: is this just a case of wanting 15 minutes more of fame when your 15 minutes are already up?
One thing that saddened me was that I missed the Blog Action Day on climate change. Kudos to fellow Ghana bloggers Maya, Kajsa, Edward and Holly who had thought-provoking postings on the subject. I would also recommend the latest BBC Focus on Africa magazine for their special issue on climate change in Africa. Even the cover captures the barren, dust-filled desolate landscape that is inevitably encroaching upon us all. The desert IS coming.
Why is it that the topic of climate change does not spark enough anger and indignation among more people living on the African continent? Aren't we noticing that the weather is getting much hotter, aren't we wondering where all the parrots that used to inhabit our forests have disappeared to? Aren't we appalled that the thick, lush, equatorial forests of the hinterlands are thinning down? Apparently not. Maybe we feel powerless, maybe we are not well-informed or maybe we are just living for the moment?