We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Over the past few years I’ve completed various writing assignments and my work has been published in Switzerland, Israel, the UK and Australia. Now I’ve decided to gather some of my articles together and give them a permanent home here on my blog, and I’ll be adding to the collection as the work continues.
In April 2012, I visited an Eco Tourism kibbutz in the Negev Desert in the south of Israel to see first-hand the efforts that the kibbutzniks were making to help the desert bloom. A washing machine/exercise bike and some delicious cookies baked in a solar oven were just a few of the things I wanted to take home from the experience…
A couple of months after arriving in Geneva, Switzerland, I found myself working as a reporter at Geneva’s International Conference Centre. An intergenerational IT knowledge exchange and the importance of information communications technology in Africa were at the top of the agenda.
Then in May this year, my ability to summarise the lengthy discussions of far greater minds than mine was tested when I worked as a conference reporter at UNISDR’s 4th Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction. Writing 300-word articles about 3-hour-long conferences (with a 24-hour deadline) was even more of an exercise in succinctness than Twitter…
Do please let me know if there’s a writing exercise you think I should focus my attentions on next.