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August 2, 2008

Flying Home

Writing from the airport lounge in Adelaide while waiting for our flight. I’m looking forward to going “home,” but with a heavy heart over the past weeks. I’m in a business lounge with a loud TV on – that no-one seems to be watching. The morning news broadcast seems to be nothing but an extended […]

Writing from the airport lounge in Adelaide while waiting for our flight. I’m looking forward to going “home,” but with a heavy heart over the past weeks. I’m in a business lounge with a loud TV on – that no-one seems to be watching. The morning news broadcast seems to be nothing but an extended sports and entertainment broadcast. Whatever the relative merits of plastic bags, I would add paparazzi pop culture and sport-as-religion as things I also want a LOT less of in my life.

After all, if Marx were alive today he would surely say that Sport is the opiate of the masses…

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Toni 14 years ago

Maybe Marx would write that about Australia, but in the UK it would either be TV or booze.

Hope you had a good flight back. Peace to you and yours.

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