Monday, April 29, 2019

Time’s Always Running Away

The 1964 cover version of the song Time Is On My Side by The Rolling Stones was memorable for its defiant rendition of the refrain “yes, it is!” Back then, who could have predicted that the band’s frontmen, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, will be alive today and still be performing, subject to a pacemaker or two? Ostensibly, it is unwise to judge a song - or singer - by its cover!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Brainstorm # 1: Water Scarcity

Fact # 1
Today, over 1 billion people lack access to clean water. As many as 36 countries suffer from severe drought.
Fact # 2
70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by ocean water which accounts for 96% of our planet’s water supply. Ocean water cannot be consumed because it contains 35 grams of salt per 1 litre of seawater.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Parched Parched Parched

Can you tell the difference between Wet, Wet, Wet and Wet Wet Wet? I imagine that the former presupposes that by ducking and weaving, you could avoid the worst of an onrushing shower if you ran into the nearest shelter. On the other hand, Wet Wet Wet suggests that you are already soaked to the skin in a blinding rainstorm.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Setting The Stage

I don’t know about you, but sometimes when using the Google search engine, I chuckle at the peripheral deadbeat I’m Feeling Lucky button. Almost redundant, my memory is however nuanced enough to remember when digital tools were less ubiquitous. To me, I’m Feeling Lucky serves as a metaphor for information overload and material excess, especially for people in affluent nations who are highly susceptible to attention deficit and decision fatigue.