I can hardly believe that I haven't posted on this blog for nearly a month. Well, there is reason for this and the reason is this - I discovered Facebook!
Okay, I know that a while ago on this blog I dismissed Facebook as being a complete waste of time. Talk about naivete. Back then, in frustration and in trying to justify my own failure to grasp what Facebook was about, I whined and moaned about how nonsensical I thought it was to have more than a hundred virtual 'friends' who one had never met, or was ever likely to meet; about how I thought all those on Facebook were twits who had nothing better to do than to look at others' photos on their computer screens. I didn't get it then, but folks, I have got it now. I've been smitten and well and truly bitten by the Facebook bug.
People, I am truly hooked and I find the whole experience actually quite fascinating. I've formed friendships (in differing degrees of closeness and intimacy) with individuals in locations as disparate as Senegal and Malawi; I've been able to lend my support to causes that I care about; I've made meaningful contact with some of my sports heroes; I've received help in the preparation of my plans for my upcoming tour of the African continent; the list of pluses is long..
So please do accept my apologies if in my excitement I have somewhat neglected this blog, but I'm still here and haven't gone anywhere.
Here, is a peace tribute from me by Steel Pulse one of my all time favourite reggae bands..