To smelt or not to smelt, that is the question.
As a nation, we have been fortunate to have such a vast array of resources at our fingertips, under our lands and seas. Oil is king, but an old king and Natural Gas his relatively reserved queen. Oil is an old king who knows that these are his last days on the throne but pretends like he is not concerned. But we can all see his wrinkles, and we all talk about him behind his back, now that he is old and weak. Ethanol, Hydrogen, and Hybrids are younger, spicier, more attractive. This old king cannot run our nation for much longer and his queen becomes more and more withdrawn, so what then is the solution?
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Trinidadian bloggers continue to impress, inspire, inform and occasionally irritate me.
A gem I discovered today (while googling “doh cater”…) – The Modest Goddess
Her latest post was a reflection on a world in which David Beckham can make Â£128m to retire in LA:
…it makes you realise that life essentially has no meaning. You take things like flowers and hard work and education and fidelity and you realise theyâ€™re all a waste of time. You could have four PhDs and never earn a quarter of what Beckham will earn in a month
Arguments that have been raised before, in many a context. But it was this paragraph that grabbed me in its eloquence and immediacy to my own London experience:
And you go to the grocery and see old men with three things rattling around in a basket who spend the greater part of five minutes counting the coins needed to pay for the things that you know will constitute breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next few days. And you pass the men huddled and bundled under blankets in doorways begging you to spare some money and part of you is still human enough to care but thatâ€™s beaten into cowering submission by the part of you that knows by the next day youâ€™ll need that same pound youâ€™re tempted to give away.
But sometimes you still give it away, if only to stay human.
A thousands words, they say.
In these two pictures, the juxtaposition of the two things that dominate and indeed, define Trinidad & Tobago circa 2007: fetes and death.