well, the holidays are definitely over & life has come rushing right back at me, with all it's demands and expectations. i've been busy this week with responsibilities to community radio, to shama and to another of the NGOs i work with. as well as a busy time at work with a reasonable amount of urgent stuff on my plate. can't wait for that long weekend!
i've been posting at the hand mirror in the last couple of days, with a post on media speculation surrounding the death of ranjeeta sharma and another summarising the conference over the weekend.
along with many others, i'm gnashing my teeth at media coverage of phil goff's speech. or the lack of it really, because our reporters can't seem to get past the fact that he has dyed his hair. because that's important for the running of the country, or something. that will help to pull people out poverty, help to balance the government books, help to ensure that there will be no cuts to public spending on vital social services, help to prevent the sale of valuable state assets. yup, the state of mr goff's hair is the most pressing political issue of the moment, and totally what we were begging to hear about. that sound you hear is my head hitting the desk, while i wonder what it will take to get some decent reporting in this country of the issues that actually affect people's day-to-day lives.