It's October 18th 2011 and Cyprus is still here, no earthquake destruction, no tsunami, no end-of-the-world... it didn't happen, but this did....
...and this.... ...and this....
My apologise to readers, I've been out of touch for a while... too much BS to deal with lately! If anyone is watching the news about what is happening in the Med. and near east region, you may have heard about Turkish threats to invade Cyprus again, if oil and gas drilling continues.
It's obviously a very tricky political game and it's anyones guess what will happen next. What I can tell you is that I have my passport with me at all times, just in case. Sounds mad doesn't it... that's what they said in Beirut and Tripoli and what they said back in 1974. The world is a different place now, but people haven't really changed that much.
Message to Rogerio: Don't blame the ‘crop-circle making inner-earth people or benevolent aliens’ - they can't win every time!
It has just been announced that there are confident estimates of billions of dollars worth of oil and gas off the coast... Soon everyone is gonna want to come to Cyprus (for a piece of the action)... and I'm not sure that's a good thing!
P.S. To the AWESOME Living Tiki of The Age of Volcanoes blog - I salute you!
I have written for the culture, entertainment, and travel sectors, both on-line and in the local press.
For over twenty years my day-job consisted of slugging away, making other people rich, in the world's most ruthless, yet strangely boring and inept corporate finance environments. That includes international banking, new-IT, and advertising.
As freelance writer, and critic, in my spare time, I help run a workshop for local writers. I am still writing the on-line movie review blog ‘Celluloid Seduction’, hanging around a lot of the entertainment sites in the process.
After the devastating and unsolved death of my younger brother on 09/09/1994, I now attempt to exorcise feelings of powerlessness, and loss, that plague my psyche, by creating modern literal performance poetry, using traditional rhythmic forms, following in the footsteps of my late grandfather, the Cypriot 'Red Village' poet 'Vasilis'.
I have many interests including the cinema, music, writing of all kinds, political and religious debate, new and weird science and the occult, plus a lot of other things that just don't fit in this box.
This blog is full of memories and opinion and observations. Feel free to quote me, but please respect me enough to credit 'Marie from Cyprus' on anything you repeat.
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