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Jeremy, Russell and Democracy

I would never argue that Russell Brand is an expert on democracy or on governmental policy.  I don’t think he would either. I don’t think he has any particularly useful views on how the country should run and equally I think he would, himself, admit that my views carry the colour of truth.  He’s not about to set up his own political party but he did make a valid point, a point that I’ve been ruminating on for years,...

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Thoughts on Immigration

At the weekend Pete and I got chatting to the staff behind the bar in the hotel that we were staying at.  Both were Eastern European, pleasant, hard working and hurt.  So very, very hurt by the prevailing attitude toward Eastern Europeans in the UK that they didn’t think we would care that one came from Romania and the other from Hungary, or that we would have very much respect for them at all.  They were at pains to say that had no...

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Dr. Who, fairy tales and being the best of humanity

We bring children up with stories.  Most stories for children have a moral at the heart, a lesson to learn about heroism, sacrifice, kindness and generosity.  We tell children stories with hidden messages about to grow up to be a good person. As adults we don’t hear those morals anymore.  We hear the story but the very moralistic nature of it tells us that it’s nothing more than a story and that the morals offer nothing real or...

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My first critical review..

Written in a student magazine by the very hard working Andrew ‘Change’ Huang.   Haunted Moon Issue_2

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Battling a life long problem…

Did I mention I recently took up running?  The machine that I have is limited to 30 minutes, at the moment I can run 4.1k during that time and I’m working to increase my running pace until I can run 5k in that time.  I feel kinda proud of myself, I generally see real improvements each week and I try to run every week day.  On Thursday, to my frustration, I couldn’t do it.  I felt exhausted, all I wanted to do was go back to bed...

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