Saturday, August 16, 2008

Here We Go Again

Yes, Blog Action Day is coming up again.

Last year, the cause was the environment.

This year, it's poverty.

Which is an ironic subject for me because I live in one of the richest countries in the world, and back home, people are living in poverty so abject, it'll make your stomach tighten and your heart bleed just thinking about it.

And yet, even as we live the comfortable lives we take for granted here in Kuwait, people suffer.

Right under our noses.

They struggle, they get beat down and their spirits are stolen. The injustice and cruelty they have to live through each day will shock you speechless. Or maybe not.

It's easier to just look away and pretend it doesn't exist. Because doing something is just too much of a hassle. We've all got our own problems anyway, yes? And it's not like we can save EVERYONE now, is it?

Well, here's the chance to do something that might actually be worthwhile without having to get our $100-manicured hands dirty.

Can you spare a couple of minutes, at least?

Blog Action Day 2008 Poverty from Blog Action Day on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 07, 2008


Today, on Thursday, the 7th of August, 2008, at around 8:00 am, as I looked at myself in the mirror, I discovered my first strand of grey hair...

...and I fucking love it.