Chapter 4 Later that morning the time had come . . . It was with a sense of excitement that I heard the cell door open again, and in walked my guard. “Good morning sir. I’m afraid that the time has come. Please come with me.” All of this said in a placid tone. The … Continue reading In The Final Hours (Part 3)
Chapter 2 A knock on his cell door interrupted him. “Got a visitor here for you, mate. I can only give you five minutes, so be quick.” He was thankful for this guard. At least he had been kind to him. He reached up to his eyes and rubbed at them to clear away the … Continue reading In the Final Hours (Pt 2)
This is Toby. Toby thinks he is great. Toby likes to tell other people how they can be great too, just like him. Toby is what we call a ‘right-wing’ person.
But what are ‘right-wing’ people?
Right-wing people are people who think they are great. Right-wing people think everyone can be great too if only other people were a bit more like them. Right-wing people think they know how to do things better than other people.
Some right-wing people even think they know better than experts. If you have a tummy ache, normal people go to a doctor. Normal people listen to the doctor and do what they tell them to do.
But right-wing people don’t like to listen to doctors. Right-wing people think they know better than doctors.
Right-wing people also think they know better than firemen how to put out fires. And they…
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A short story of the last few hours of someone left behind . . . Chapter 1 He sat staring at the computer monitor, looking at the blank page in front of him. What was going on? He had never had this problem before, but nothing came. Nothing permeated through the cloud of confusion, doubt … Continue reading In The Final Hours . . .
What’s happening with the business hacks at the BBC?
They seem to have come over all right-wing tabloidy.
A bizarre report by the BBC today claims the UK economy will be given a ‘£135bn annual boost’ by a hard Brexit.
In its article, the BBC extensively quotes infamous Thatcherite economist Patrick Minford, who is the lead author of a report urging the hardest of hard Brexits from pro-Brexit campaign group Economists for Free Trade.
So far so UKIP. Although it’s a bit weird to see a rogue economist normally quoted in the pages of the Express or the Sun being so prominently and uncritically quoted by the BBC in its business section.
But bizarrely, the BBC report also apes those gutter rags by completely
censoring failing to mention any of the extremely negative consequences of the group’s proposals, as predicted by Professor Minford himself.
Namely, for example, that the hard Brexit proposed…
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There is something in my brain that keeps telling me that I'm still a wee lost, scared boy. I cannot rid myself of it. I see the world & everyone in it from the view point of a fearful young man. I cannot believe that I am worthy of anything. I am still the terrified … Continue reading Reality
Hello, my name is David. I'm an introvert. I'm a Scot, I'm a husband, son, brother, step-dad, uncle, cousin. I'm a man. I'm 51 (and a half!). I'm a Christian - at least I try to be. I fail quite a bit of the time, but I'm still trying. I'm also a cynic. How can … Continue reading Who Is Important?
Last night, I went to the Comedy Cellar.
If you don’t know, it’s pretty much a New York institution where all the comedy greats have performed. And most nights, an unexpected celebrity comedian will swing by to “work out” a bit. Case in point, the last time my friend went, both Chris Rock and Dave Chapelle performed.
ANYWHO. Last night, I went with my friend and a group of her co-workers.
And, honestly, it was everything you’d expect from a comedy club: over priced drinks, LOTS of couples on dates, and humor that honestly…was predictable, and insipidly uncreative.
I mean, I knew the script coming in: Donald Trump was the butt of every joke. There were SO MANY bits about how dumb men are, and how angry and shrill females are. There were countless sex jokes. And enough drug references to make your ears bleed.
Now. Truth time: I had…
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As an introvert I ofttimes find that I am forced into situations that no-one else thinks about, or takes for granted. I do not dislike people, but I don't often wish to interact with others. It gives me a feeling of dread and a heavy weight in the pit of my stomach. Buses and lifts … Continue reading In The Public Eye
I don't even know which one is me, anymore. Introvert, lover, man, husband, coward. I have spent so long being afraid, I don't know how not to anymore. Afraid of life, of dying. Afraid of success and failure. Of work and no work. Afraid of winning and losing. I am afraid of gaining what I … Continue reading How many facets do we have?