Finally, 10 full days off with no real time set for meetings, project planning, HR, business e-mails, telephone calls and general work issues. Maybe it is the age because holidays this year were something I actually looked forward to. At the end of these 10 days I will be roaring to get back to work. What does that say for one’s view of “retirement”?
Stil waiting for the sunshine here. The forecast looks good. Maybe just maybe summer is about to arrive.
There is an extemely interesting article in today’s Globe and Mail (Saturday issue) the Review section – Citzens of the world, report! It discusses the role of role of bloggers and citizen journalists as complementing main stream media on stories like the recent tragedy in London. Here is how Meil McIntosh assistant editor of Guardian Unlimited put it “…It’s very complementary in that I think the blogs look to us to get immediate news and we maybe look to them to get a little bit of the flavour of how people are reacting outside the four walls of our office.” They also discuss the difference between this with the news media in the U.S.
But if you read between the lines there is still a hesitation on the part of the major media to accept that a person’s view of any event is as valid as that of a newspaper article. They seem to deem only themselves as the official voice. And it is worrisome that there stamp of approval is all that is needed to make any viewpoint valid. Things change, ever so slowly.