Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Nineeleven, a new chapter

Combing through my hard drive today, I stumbled onto this little essay that I wrote in September 2002, in preparation for the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. I was just a 30-year-old lad, working as an English editor for the communications department in Kiev, Ukraine. I've copied and pasted the essay below, in its unedited entirety. Very interesting to read now in light of the reported death of Osama bin Laden.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

A blast from the past

Chernobyl power plant, encased in a sarcophagus.

The ongoing developments in Japan, especially at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, are terrifying to me. I’d go into detail about what’s happening there right now, but it seems that with every hour that passes, something new is happening. Another reactor explodes. More efforts to curb the radiation. A rare outburst by Japanese Prime Minister Naoto, who stormed into the Tokyo Electric Power Company and demanded to know: “What the hell is going on?!”

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

No spectators in the Bertuzzi incident

The attack by Bertuzzi on Moore.

It’s been seven years to the day since my father and I saw the worst hockey game of our lives, in Darby’s Pub at 4th and MacDonald, on March 8, 2004.
Yes, I'm talking about the Todd Bertuzzi incident.