Tuesday, June 20, 2006
A few months ago whilst on holiday, I had the privelige of reading a wonderful book called "Emergency Sex and other desperate measures". It was written by 3 people who were peace keepers for the UN. I was alerted to the existence of this book after seeing one of the author's, Dr Andrew Thomson, on Enough Rope last year. http://www.abc.net.au/tv/enoughrope/transcripts/s1336474.htm I won't ruin it for you as I think you should run out and get your hands on this book anyway you can. On a few occassions I had to put it down and sob my heart out. I thought of what I was doing at that time and realised I had slept walked through that whole era. Here people were being massacred in Bosnia and Rwanda and I was taking drugs,dancing and screwing around. Even though those people were in a hopeless situation, makes me wish I had done more to be an effectual human being. I'm not so sure joining the UN on a peace keeping mission is the best thing, but getting out there and making a difference is certainly on my mind.