Trump displays all the frailties of his sex: my predictions for 2016

(1) The billionaire is too weak to lead the United States of America Trump’s show-stealing offensiveness and derision of his opponents may still be enough to win him the Republican nomination (against weak opposition) but his lack of substance would be exposed in a run-off against Hillary Clinton. Hillary is the much tougher and more resilient character. […]

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Days of Fire

“I began Tuesday, January 20, 2009, the same way I had started every day for the past eight years: I read the Bible. One of the passages that final day was Psalm 18:2 – “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer: my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.” Amen. […]

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A must-read …

“In or around June 1995 human character changed again. Or rather, it began to undergo a metamorphosis that is still not complete, but is profound – and troubling, not least because it is hardly noted. When I think about, say, 1995, or whenever the last moment was before most of us were on the internet […]

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A poem by T.E. Lawrence

The poem serves as a dedication in T.E. Lawrence’s book The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, which was first published by Lawrence in 1922. The poem was heavily edited by Robert Graves. It has always stayed with me. Just now I found myself describing someone wanting to ‘write his will across the sky and stars’, and I looked […]

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Notes on Luddism

I’ve spent the last two days attending Technology Frontiers, a summit hosted by The Economist. It’s an annual event, looking at what’s new in technology and the change that is happening as a result. This year the theme was ‘Humans and Machines’. I’ve always felt a little cool about the revolution in social media – […]

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Notes on reading books

In order to try and better understand the world around me, I will read more books. In our age of maxi communication we are bombarded with information, most of it useless and / or with a very short shelf life. Pay too much attention and before you know it you’re hooked to the 24 hour […]

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Notes on Verity

Verity is 65 feet tall and possesses a porno sexuality. She has the lippy, skittish look of a school girl cute enough and dumb enough to get herself into trouble. She’s got a bun in the oven and a pony tail and in the middle of a hail storm shrieking in off the Atlantic not […]

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