Our Man in Makati..?

So, finally, after two and a half weeks of being here – a BLOG POST! We arrived in the Philippines after a remarkably easy journey… Seriously both Lee-Anne and I were experiencing a considerable amount of anxiety over how the kids would fare with two eight hour flights back to back, but they were fantastic […]

Going Home…

As you may or may not know, dear reader, I have been experiencing a little turbulence in my career of late. A little over six weeks ago I gave my notice at Vivastreet after a year of highs and lows and a great deal of stress, a decision made when it became clear that I […]

Syria, and the idea of the Doctrine of Humanitarian Intervention

The World is holding its breath, and for now that seems to be all that we can do.

The Day Margaret Thatcher Died…

Right, I’ve thought about it…

I didn’t like Margaret Thatcher, at least within the context that I was able to make a judgement on liking or disliking her, and that is to say in terms of her politics and the manner in which she conducted herself as Prime Minister.

Open Letter to the Curator of svbtle.com

Hi, I really liked your website. Then you let Milo, this “Walter Mitty”, hate-filled, bitter, over-weening, irredeemably arrogant, fraction-of-a-human-being post on it. His writing makes me sad, and not just because of the subject matter. I fear that one can quite easily detect that he did not complete either of his degree courses, despite his […]

Thoughts on absolutism and how it threatens rational discourse…

I’ve been having a week filled with thoughts like this: “Must not kill!” I wonder if you are all assuming that I have been having these thoughts about Akin and Galloway? You would be right, I have been, but I have been having them about other people as well, less visible people who are in […]

Castles in the sky…

I had a lovely weekend with my beautiful wife, this last weekend gone. We disappeared into the heart of rural Wales, visited castles, hung out and generally unplugged from our hectic life for forty-eight hours; it was marvelous. Here is a picture that I took, just to give you some idea of the amount of […]

I cannot wait to see this movie…

Life is…

…in no way the shape that I expected it to be, and so the joy I find in it currently (which is by far the happiest / most content that I can remember in adult life) is such a wonderful gift. I don’t think that there is any reason quite so obvious as the fact […]

Wow…

I’ll be married in 12.5 hours or thereabouts, and all I can say is that I am very excited, happy and also properly aware of how lucky I am… I can’t wait!

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