2016 – a challenging year of Brexit, the Donald and so many star deaths

Most people seemed to find 2016 a difficult year. Certainly the deaths of celebrity heroes such as David Bowie, Prince, Victoria Wood, Carrie Fisher, Leonard Cohen, George Michael etc may have shocked us, but it is world events such as the death toll in Syria, Yemen, the Refugee crisis and terrorism have numbed us into feeling helpless. This feeling of… Read more →

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Flat Earth arguments and the conspiracy behind conspiracy theories

It’s a consequence of the self-publishing free for all that is the Internet, but conspiracy theories seem to be a growing past time for often educated, respectable, mostly adult males with perhaps a little too much time on their hands. This leads to a self-sustaining microcosm of claim and counter-claim with like-minded individuals too caught up with the thrill of… Read more →

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The Syrian air strikes decision and struggles with certainty

Most of the time, I don’t have a problem with making decisions about every day stuff be it work or domestic situations. I am aware of the problems generated by procrastination and often it is indeed better to make a decision and risk being wrong than not decide anything. The recent debate on whether the UK should bomb ISIS /… Read more →

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Perception versus reality: the Paris killings and the aftermath of a road accident

It’s been a shocking week starting with a road accident I witnessed personally and ending with recent events in Paris and elsewhere. On Sunday 8 November 2015 I was out running and saw the aftermath of a horrible accident on the B4642 road through Bilton into Rugby. A Ford Kuga had t-boned another car into the hedge and a small… Read more →

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