A recent Facebook discussion left me doubting my slacktivism and naivity. In this post I try to understand why these two things are so important to me.
Are you a slacktivist? Are you naive?… Continue reading
I have been meaning to write about podcats ever since I started this blog. This completely new form of entertainment has fascinated me since I downloaded my very first episode of the History of Rome podcast. (For a thoroughly enjoyable account of the fascinating history of the Roman Empire, check out the iTunes Store or Mike’s blog and download the 179 episodes of this podcast.)
For a while I thought Mike’s effort was one of its own, but while Mike had a longish lull around the time of the fall of the republic, I had time to scavenge for more, and I was like a child in a candy store.… Continue reading
This new edition of the #5days5posts series starts with a short musing about setting myself 30-day challenges. I contemplate why I think it’s a good idea to do and I announce the first two challenges for the next 30 days.… Continue reading
This final post is concerned with one of my longest lasting obsessions: utopian thought.
I think the roots of this mania are in the very early realisation of many things that were wrong with the world I lived in when I was a child, which was itself a utopian experiment that went tragically wrong -( i.e.… Continue reading
The move back to Dubai turned out to be a fantastic decision. I have had one of the most exciting years of my life. Most of you would know that I came back on the proviso that I would not seek full-time employment of any kind.… Continue reading
Do you volunteer? Have you found yourself in conflicts? How have you dealt with them? I strongly believe that most conflicts (small and large) come from a lack of knowing the other person (country, race, group) and if we spend some time together we will find ways of influencing, learning from and respecting one another.… Continue reading
As I was watching people falling to the ground not from the sheer exhaustion and exhilartion of competing something I consider to be one of the greatest physical achievements but from a bloody bomb exploding right when they are about to cross the line simply broke my heart.… Continue reading
Looking at my facebook updates, one might get the impression that it’s all smooth sailing and I enjoy every moment. Well, the truth is that there are times when I just want to run back to an office, turn on a screen or just go into a classroom full of difficult 17-year-olds.… Continue reading
I really needed someon to just say this much. I have been putting off writing for such a long time again and findign a way and a reason for starting all over again is always a bit difficult. But Tyson sorted it out for me.… Continue reading
….and may I present the first introductory assignment. Here are some random things to know about me in video format. I have also been a huge fan of making videos and have been amateurly (I think I just invented that word LOL) playing with video programming software on and off for the last few years.…