Category Archives: Philosophy

Mr Dawkins. Respect.

The most inspirational thinker of his generation, the man who taught me that a social science was also a natural science (& v.v.). In honour, from The Edge.org Thank you Mr (Sir) Dawkins, you are the exemplar scientist of our

Mr Dawkins. Respect.

The most inspirational thinker of his generation, the man who taught me that a social science was also a natural science (& v.v.). In honour, from The Edge.org Thank you Mr (Sir) Dawkins, you are the exemplar scientist of our

Kafka on the Shore by Murakami, a review.

I haven’t been posting much here recently, sorry ! I’ve been doing ‘other stuff’, namely photography, painting and reading. I recently finished Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, and felt that it really merited a review: Murakami is read

Kafka on the Shore by Murakami, a review.

I haven’t been posting much here recently, sorry ! I’ve been doing ‘other stuff’, namely photography, painting and reading. I recently finished Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, and felt that it really merited a review: Murakami is read

Umbrella Dreams

I find this film inspirational, the voices of young people speaking for themselves, their society and their ideals. The protestors in HK have drawn a fair amount of criticism from those in the West, rather unfair criticism given that it

Umbrella Dreams

I find this film inspirational, the voices of young people speaking for themselves, their society and their ideals. The protestors in HK have drawn a fair amount of criticism from those in the West, rather unfair criticism given that it

On Blake and Legacy

During the past year I have become increasingly interested in photography (I post photos at TrumpVictus), this has then led to an interest in painting. A couple of weeks ago I picked up a paintbrush for the first time in

On Blake and Legacy

During the past year I have become increasingly interested in photography (I post photos at TrumpVictus), this has then led to an interest in painting. A couple of weeks ago I picked up a paintbrush for the first time in

Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

A brief visit back to Hong Kong this week gave me an opportunity to go down to the protest site to see what is going on first hand. I often hear the cry (from people of my age) that ‘young

Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

A brief visit back to Hong Kong this week gave me an opportunity to go down to the protest site to see what is going on first hand. I often hear the cry (from people of my age) that ‘young

decline to recline

I recently flew from Bangkok to Dubai (7 hours), and then Dubai to Lisbon (8.5 hours), in Economy Class. On both flights the person sitting in front of me fully reclined their seat at the first possible opportunity. This single

decline to recline

I recently flew from Bangkok to Dubai (7 hours), and then Dubai to Lisbon (8.5 hours), in Economy Class. On both flights the person sitting in front of me fully reclined their seat at the first possible opportunity. This single

nourish your-ish

At the start of each session our yoga teacher asks us to ‘set an intention for our practice today’. Which started me thinking that we should be consciously setting an intention for everything that we do. As we go to

nourish your-ish

At the start of each session our yoga teacher asks us to ‘set an intention for our practice today’. Which started me thinking that we should be consciously setting an intention for everything that we do. As we go to