Friday, March 16, 2007

Broken sunny day

Dreamt about green gardens south of the Apennines, dew, and early March days.

With the real-world morning drawing closer, I struggled to hold on to these images even as I knew they were not mine to keep. And when the alarm clock finally forced me over the threshold of consciousness at 6.40 a.m. I realised that all that remained in my possession was a very American cold which simply refuses to go away.

Las Vegas turned out to be a Sisyphean challenge: delayed luggage, late-night escapes from mugging-inclined locals in North Las Vegas, and fever delirious taxi-rides between over-booked hotels.

Back at the department it is a sunny day. Jan Aart Scholte visited us today and presented a paper on “Globalisation and its governance”. Highly academic.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Johan said...

As our British colleague Robert Geyer said about the concept 'globalisation': “…it make good book titles (just do a search of “globalis(z)ation” on Amazon.com), but poor long-term concepts”.
So true.

9:16 am  
Blogger Rasmus said...

"Few people have the imagination for reality" as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said.

5:22 pm  

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