Saturday, June 7, 2014

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability

I don't know about laziness, but summer has been a welcoming sight for us Canadians, thanks to a brutal winter we've had this year. Looking back at all the pictures I took since January 2014 was a display of extreme weather patterns many of us have not seen in recent times. We've had ice storm, snow storm, then ice storm and another snow storm in April (the spring season that never was). So, let me take you down memory lane….aka Canadian weather in the past 3 months.

May 2014
vs.
March / April

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

Peace and democracy hasn't come easy to many countries around the globe, the continent of Africa in particular. Without getting into the political mess that is the horn of Africa, I wanted to congratulate Somaliland for the courage and political will it showed 23 years ago on May 18th, 1991 to rise above tribal/religious friction and revenge for wrong doing, to become a united country. 

Without their youth (which compromises close to 60% of the country) patriotism and rejection of terrorism in the face of economic struggles and hostile neighbours, they would not be celebrating such achievement today.