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Monday, February 28, 2011
I thought I'd eschew any vestige of melodrama by being as incisive about my point as possible.
But knowing me, it was always going to be difficult!
It is not so much that I have goofed or erred -- just that I've become more of a human being, both pretending to be, and actually being busier than I ever expected.
Undoubtedly, this has affected my blogging. I cannot tell you the number of entries I have started only for them to be lost somewhere in my written diary/journal.
Like the fire burning in this picture, the passion of blogging remains -- as does my passion of all things Ghanaian and all pictures Ghanaian.
I also love my area of expertise: comparative global regional integration, which is simply how the emerging regions in the world -- the European Union, African Union, ECOWAS, ASEAN -- compare with each other in their respective sectors. Closer to home, there's been a lot of talk about ECOWAS, because of the still-unresolved Ivorian Crisis, which has seen Laurent Gbagbo still in power.
My take is that the African Union meddled too much, leaving egg on the face of the West African bloc of ECOWAS.
I am glad, though, to have seen the ARAB LEAGUE get proactive about Libya; and the AU's powerful Peace and Security Council finally issue a communique about Libya (considering Libya's sponsoring of the Pan-African body to the tune of 15% of the AU's budget!)
I guess life's like that: we're all shades of gray, and a LOT of work-in-progress.
Suffice-to-say, I have more bombastic claims when I get back to regular blogging in April.
I shall be away from blogging proper for a good one month. I'm already getting withdrawal symptoms...
Just like the smoke in the picture, I've been lingering for a while, while the passion burns.
The only difference between me and the picture is that my passion won't ever ebb away -- just gone on hiatus.
See you first week of April...
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
I love my country, honestly I do, but sometimes the exhibition of eccentricities is too much.
How on earth is it possible for a commercial vehicle, like this taxi, to entertain the idea of putting the duster he has used to clean his car on his bumper...in a way that hides his number plate?
Either the doode forgot he had done this, or he was deliberately being stubborn.
In this country, one is not sure which is more de rigeur!