Thinking Your Way Through a Labyrinth of Contemporary Issues

I’m not voting Corbyn

I’m not supporting Corbyn. There I said it. It’s been coming for a while, since the Brexit vote if I’m honest. I supported Corbyn, I campaigned for Corbyn, I canvassed … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

What it feels like to hit depression.

  Hitting depression was not something that I ever believed could happen to me, I had been sad in the past before over many things but depression seemed like something … Continue reading

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Macbeth the Opera at Leeds Grand

“The ‘Scottish play’ had its genesis at a time of revolutionary upheaval and religious strife, the time of the Gun-powder plot, and the coming to the throne of James I, a Scotsman with a Catholic for a wife”

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

A New Spin on Orwell’s 1984

I experienced a fresh adaptation of George Orwell’s classic 1984 at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan are the people responsible for the creation of a new theatre … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Alfred The Great and the roots of England

The Anglo-Saxons (who founded what is now England) were Germanic immigrants themselves to British shores. The most famous of the Anglo-Saxon rulers was Alfred of Wessex, known as ‘The Great’. … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Julain Assange, and the reality of Swedish extradition.

I’ve been following the three most talked about whistle-blowers since I first heard about them – Edward Snowden the former NSA employee who is still languishing in Russia, after revealing … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

An experience of understanding empathy.

  So often I find many of my friends and family unwell or sick. So often I say ‘I hope you get better’. Yet do I really mean this? Well … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Erdogan as the Caliph of the Muslims. The Mahdi is the AntiChrist. Are you having a laugh?

Now, interested readers should note that the “you” in the title is actually referring to Lisa Haven, a Christian journalist who has a very intriguing blog where she spreads a … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mystic interpretation of the Verse of Light

So below is the typed up Appendix 8 of the Abdullah Yusuf Ali English translation of the Quran. In his translation Yusuf Ali would write introductions before every Surah to … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

“Who is Allah”, my thoughts

I came across quranangel, a blogger who writes about her insight into spiritual matters, Quranic verses, and worldly matters as well, and I quite like the insight she brings to … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · 3 Comments
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