Why are people more interested in Britney than the needy?

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Doesn’t it strike you as strange that Britney Spears can still make the news headlines day after day after day, and yet we struggle to draw people’s attention to the need for financial and practical contributions toward helping genuinely needy people discover a path out of their poverty? It seems that “Britney Spears” is among Technorati’s Top 10 Tags every day when I…

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Bill Gates and Creative Capitalism

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Okay, it might be almost 3am but I’ve just read an article reporting on Bill Gates’ newly-coined term of “Creative Capitalism” that I finally felt is starting to ‘get it’, so I just HAVE to throw in my 2 cents! I suspect that Bill Gates and I are still a fair way apart in our thinking on this, but if you put us…

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Heather Ledger : symbolic of a lost generation?

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While millions are dying each year because they can’t afford to stay alive, it seems that at the opposite end of the spectrum those with millions of dollars and every opportunity available to them are struggling with incredible internal pain and confusion, falling hopelessly into a spiral of self-destruction and, in some terribly sad cases, even death. Heath Ledger, at only 28 years…

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An Eye For An Eye

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What a weird day… (1) The city of Melbourne is covered in haze of smoke from the bushfires that cover our drought-stricken state of Victoria, the moon as I sit on my balcony this evening is a fuzzy orange ball, and I can smell the odour of the smoke as though I were sitting in a room with an open fireplace. (2) Saddam…

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