God is in the details…


It’s the fifth day of January 2016.

2015 was a blur of a year. It was a year of stark contrasts. From movies that set records, and one that is continuing to shatter records. A disappointing cricket world cup, and a not so bad rugby world cup. The end of winter and the start of a very long heatwave, which shows no signs of letting up. Rain has fallen, but not in the quantities we need or the places we need it the most. Drought threatens.

I believe that the world is in the mess it’s in because we¬†elected politicians instead of leaders, and those ‘leaders’ have lead the world down down a very dark path. Wars and rumors of wars abound.

In South Africa our genius of a president fired the minister of finance because he was doing such a great job – this act wiped a shit load of money off our countries worth. Then after begging the genius, he recalled an old favorite, redeployed the new guy, and plugged yet another hole that he’d hammered into the dam wall. Our currency soared to record lows and is still there.

South Africa faces a local election in a few months time, I’m hoping, but am not optimistic that the mindless masses that usually cast their vote in favor of the ANC will by now realise that the party they voted for, is now being run [into the ground] by a dictator – his every word and action only serve to reinforce this fact. I spent a week in George last year. It was quite an amazing experience. It’s hard to believe that one can travel to a first world country, that’s in YOUR OWN country – the only difference being is that it’s run by a different political party. Then I got home, back to the traffic chaos and the rubbish that is pretty much everywhere.

The Yanks will also go the polls as it’s time to elect a new president – I haven’t really followed this ‘race’ as I am very disappointed by the lame duck that currently sits in that chair – I had very high hopes for Obama.

This year, there are a lot of movies coming out, a lot of them are superhero movies and oddly enough, most of them are about superhero wars – ironic, art imitating life ?

I read a lot of good books last year, spent some time by the sea, followed the news with a growing sense of horror, dropped my Kindle in the sea [and fixed it courtesy of some good advice from my sister in law and a guy who posted a fix that sounded like a load of crap, but wasn’t].

2016 is going to be a tough one, on every possible front. Here’s hoping that we’ll emerge from it, alive and better people, and with a lot less dictator scum on our planet.

If you’re reading this – may the force be with you my friend.



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