A Lesson In History

Life is full of choices. Every day we wake up to a wealth of opportunities, decisions, or choices determining where we go, that day, that week, that year. Some are … Continue Reading →

Terrorism, fear and the herd

“Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.” –          Bertrand Russel I was in Norway on the … Continue Reading →

Women: Demand respect,not attention

  Before I became a parent I used to say that I never wanted to have children. The world I grew up in and the way in which I watched … Continue Reading →

The Rocking Chair

She was the most beautiful baby in the world. So quiet, so peaceful. Her little girl. She was wrapped up in a soft, yellow towel, with Winnie the Pooh patterns … Continue Reading →

Social media: The downfall of humanity?

From a very young age we are taught the importance of popularity. Already as children we experience alienation from cliques based on the clothing we wear, the backpack we use … Continue Reading →

Fear, part three

Read Part 1 here and part 2 here I’m lighting my cigarette as the taxi driver stops outside my home. I give him a very generous tip after he has … Continue Reading →

Fear, part two

Read part 1 here I can hear someone walking towards the door of my room, so I lay still, moaning quietly as if I’m having a bad dream. It’s the … Continue Reading →

A Mother’s Loss

She looked at his sleeping body, not being able to make out many details in the badly lit room. He was a very handsome man. Short black hair, mesmerizing brown … Continue Reading →

Fear, part one

Ever have the feeling you can’t breathe? Like everyone around you is pressing against you, slowly killing you? Perhaps being completely alone is what gives you that feeling of desperation, … Continue Reading →