first and third worlds juxtaposed

so, i was doing a very first world thing this morning – running on a treadmill in a fancy new gym. one of those gyms where the rows of exercise machines face a banjk of televisions playing anything from sport through music videos to cnn. it is a cacophony of silence – visual overload with…

zimbabwe – the end? (again?)

i just read an article which described the worsening situation in zimbabwe due to the 231’000’000% inflation. this means that prices double every 24 hours. the currency has allegedly been halving in value every 10 minutes or so. what baffles me though, is a phrase like this one,” zimbabwe is on the verge of collapse.”…