Thinking Your Way Through a Labyrinth of Contemporary Issues

Collapse is in the air

Everywhere we look in the Western World we see crisis and decay. The very foundations of democratic belief in the system that has reigned supreme look not only shaken, but … Continue reading

May 21, 2018 · 2 Comments


  Perhaps your reading this and you will understand immediately what the alpha male bulls**t is once I’ve given my personal definition. Perhaps not and you will think I am … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

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
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