Pelf is a word ..........
......... for a Jakartass hero, or in her case, a heroine.
that she is organizing a group-writing project at The Giving Hands in January 2008 and the theme is Save the Ocean.Have you always been awed by the beauty of our oceans? Have you always loved the ocean when you were small? Do you have a lot of fond memories of the ocean while growing up? Are you always upset whenever you see people polluting our beautiful oceans?
I've often thought that we bloggers could be a power for the good, yet we rarely unite around the pressing issues of our times. No-one has offered consistent support for Green Indonesia
, not even WALHI
when I offered them writing rights.
There will be a social get-together of Jakarta bloggers next week ~ email me for place, time and venue ~ but I doubt that we'll do more than have a social pre-Xmas, quaff a few ales, and go our separate ways until the next time. Not that I'm grumbling, but I do miss the activism of my younger days, the campaigning for what we believed in through the pooling of our skills and resources.
So maybe Pelf is offering that. I hope so and look forward to reading the 31 essays which will presumably be published one per day. If you love the oceans and you want to write something about how we should all look after them, then have a look at Pelf's list and sign up.
I've offered to write about diving responsibly which will, I suppose, be published on January 2nd when most folk will be recovering from Hogmanay
rather than staggering in to their offices and logging on.
But no matter, I'm fired up for this, even though my experience of strapping on tanks, weights and mask is limited to maybe two minutes.
Or was it one?