February 12, 2005
Heading out for new shores!
Tomorrow I must catch a flight to Qatar. This will keep me busy for about two weeks and is probably going to be quite intense one way or another!
This journey is a work project, and I am to be part of a larger team engaged to modernise the country's emergency services. This first phase is a study to see what is there, how it functions, and so on so that we can make recommendations as to how to build on this. As I said, a challenging project, one I am looking forward to, as it will open up some interesting new fields and force me to renew some I had wandered away from.
Secondly, I am always interested to explore new cultures, new countries, and to get a feel for and understanding of the way someone else lives. The old truism that you should not criticise someone until you have walked a mile in his shoes is very true indeed. I may not criticise, but I may have a better understanding of the way he lives, thinks, and responds - and then I can make allowance for it.
So, posting will probably be a bit light for the next while; watch this space, though, you never know when I may have some entertaining "bon mot" to share!
Posted by The Gray Monk at February 12, 2005 12:35 PM