Does that make you selfish, or just not interested?
My interest in this question stems from something I heard during the UK general election last May 2015. I was watching one of the many political TV programmes on at the time, and they were interviewing the novelist Lionel Shriver. The discussion was around how people were likely to vote, and she mentioned the idea of the ‘shy Tory’. Continue reading →
It’s not often these days, to find a photograph that hits you straight between the eyes. The amazing photo above is by Dutch photographer Justine Tjallinks. Continue reading →
What would you consider to be the greatest of humankind’s achievements? The very pinnacle of all our creative, intellectual or emotional lives? The most life enhancing, wondrous endeavour ever to flow from the human mind? Well don’t worry yourselves, as I already know. It’s that aural art form we call music.
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I have to admit I’m not a massive fan of American’s and their culture: the idea that unbridled capitalist greed is the way to power and influence, has led to a society that’s become too controlled and corrupted by wealth for my liking. But watching thousands of American people die every year is both maddening and horrifying. Is it that American lives aren’t worth very much? Continue reading →
I hate the term ‘War on Drugs’, it’s an expression used for propaganda purposes. It suggests drugs are some sort of insidious, invisible enemy that we must protect against at all costs. Continue reading →
I’m guessing that often the posts I write on this blog are going to be about things I find frustrating. I suppose in a lot of ways, that’s only natural, at least for me. So I thought it would be nice to at least start with a short post about something that is wonderful and beautiful – The tree. Continue reading →