So some nutter went mental in the heart of London the other day, causing some mischief, grief, violence and trouble for quite a considerable number of people. An act of violence, mindless and without any real goal or purpose beyond mayhem. Erm, except there might be, because Islam. Yes it may come from ideological/cultural backgrounds […]Read more "A Picture Says a Thousand Words"
Donald Trump is now President of the United States of America. Which means things have reached peak absurdity in our world. how someone who has said such brazenly dumb and stupid things (“It’s freezing and snowing in New York – we need global warming!” – prime example) on the world stage was elected is something people […]Read more "Changing Winds: a Piece on Populism"
Life’s a weird beast. It’s everything we are, were and everything we’re going to be. It’s all the days we wish happened, and all the days that did, for everyone and everything around us. Sometimes, you have everything you ever wanted. The next day, it feels empty, like it’s just a hologram, an empty reflection. […]Read more "Reflections on a Year of Change"
What drives us? What’s the mechanism that makes us choose a path? That decision which makes us unique? Do we wake up asleep and let all that happens around us be a quirk of fate, or do we take ownership over our lives? Why do we do the things we do? What makes us […]Read more "Motivations"
As mentioned in a previous piece, I made a decision that may probably fly in the face of some of the things I’ve said over the last year. I’ve decided to cut my attempted backpacking short after only three months, to head back to the UK, and head back to my old life. Well, not […]Read more "Decisions – Returning, lessons learned"
Next up on the East Coast run was Fraser Island via Rainbow Beach. After the calm, easy going humid lands of Noosa, the next port was a coast beach perched on the edge of Fraser Island – basically a giant lump of sand that stood off Australia’s East Coast. The purpose? A three day voyage […]Read more "Gold Under the Rainbow: Visiting Fraser Island"
With recent events going on across the world regarding sovereignty, the nature of freedom, free markets and the threat of far right movements, it felt relevant to offer some thoughts about the nature of freedom itself. I want to discuss this because there’s a growing resentment across western societies (the US and the UK in […]Read more "The Illusion of Freedom"