Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Community... just a thought...

I have been thinking a lot about communities. I can think of the obvious ones; university, local area, church, school etc. But I am also thinking about temporary communities, and if this idea even exists. (Maybe I am just making it up). It seems to me, that temporary communities are made all the time. They may only last for a few minutes or hours or a few days or weeks, but are they still not communities? I have these as examples so far:

- a train carriage of people, who all experience a homeless person asking them for money.
- a queue of people in the post office
- a room of passengers in an airport lounge waiting for news of their flight
- a queue of people in a bank who experience an aggressive person or maybe even a bank robber
- a group of people around a poker table in Las Vegas
- a group of strangers in a busy restaurant, waiting a long time for their food
- a group of strangers who were there to witness Barack Obama's winning speech
- a group of strangers watching a piece of theatre; no two performances are ever the same

I'm not quite sure where I'm going with this....just a thought...

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Cardboard Citizens

I just got back from seeing Cardboard Citizens at uni. I can't get over the fact that it costs over £100 a week to stay in a hostel for homeless people. How naive and ignorant of me to think it was free...

Monday, 6 October 2008

The start of my blog

I thought this would be easy and that I would have my blog up and running in a matter of minutes. Little did I know just how difficult it would be. After creating my account, for some reason I signed out and got rid of the webpage and have been paying for this mistake for about forty minutes now, while I've been trying to work out what my blog address is so that I can send it to Mark.

I am now slightly worried about this whole blogging thing! And I kind of feel as if I'm talking to no-one or a brick wall, which is both disheartening and liberating at the same time. It also makes me feel as if I need to take lessons in grammer as there are no grammer checks or spell checks on here!

Now to work out how to add other people to my blog...

(Hmm...Publish Post or Save Now?!?!)