How to be a real progressive.

It was a breezy Autumn afternoon and the school’s Headmaster stood watching as the kids raced around the windy school yard.   School ties flung over shoulders in the breeze, the children ran up to the edges of the chain link fence which separated the yard from the busy road. Sometimes they would lean against […]

When you’re lost, stuck in the middle of nowhere.

I admit, I have no sense of direction.  I couldn’t find my way out of a paper bag if my life depended on it and to me, maps are just blurry, squiggly lines on a page.   Anyone who’s ever sat in my passenger seat knows that at some point on most journeys, I’ve taken […]

How to change the world.

When I was at school, I really, really wanted to be a prefect.  For me, it felt like a badge of honour, a way to be just a bit more special than everyone else, with the added perk of being able to stay indoors during break times, on cold and wintery days. When selection time […]

Giving honour…even if it’s not deserved. 

I was on a plane yesterday when I overheard a conversation between two passengers sitting next to me.  Woman: What do you do back home? Man: I serve in the military. Woman:  Wow, that’s great, thank you for your service. Man:  Well, you all are worth it. In the US (where I am, at the […]

Can you handle the truth?

So, it turns out that not everything on the Internet is true.  I know, I know, I’m just as shocked as you. From online frauds to political news sites which only tell half the story, in the middle of all its gloriousness, the web is also piled to the rafters with lies and half truths. On […]