I actually don't like being the centre of attention. I feel really self conscious when everyone is looking at me or listening to me. I always assume that everyone is looking or listening and rolling their eyes at me being a total idiot (yes, slight self-esteem issues). If I receive compliments then I don't know … Continue reading Stand up to ridicule
The children of Gaza I Channel 4 News A question. How many of you pay tax in a Western country, especially the UK or USA? How many of you care enough about where those tax pounds or dollars or euros go that it sways your vote? Or it sways you opinion on subjects like welfare, … Continue reading Shout for peace
This World is beautiful. I mean, not just quite pretty, but absolutely mind-blowingly, outstandingly, breathtakingly, stunningly beautiful to the extent that, sometimes, all you can do is stand and stare in sheer awe. I took the photograph above on the Isle of Arran, just off the west coast of Scotland. It's an island which has … Continue reading Bad caretakers
What is wrong with us? You get on a plane in Amsterdam and find yourself blasted out of the sky by people fighting over artificial borders due to artificially created nationalities which have nothing to do with you. What is wrong with us? Groups of people whose only real difference is how they choose to … Continue reading A prayer for today
A pilot. A professional footballer. A psychologist. A teacher. A TV presenter. An estate agent. A hypnotherapist. A Ghostbuster. An inventor. A stand-up comedian. A photographer. A journalist. Many and varied things, none of which remotely relate to what I do for a job now. But you make do. You plug on. You grin and … Continue reading What I want to do when I grow up.
As I write this it's 1.40am and I can't sleep. So, as you do, I decided to do a little bit of light reading to while away the sleepless hours. In this case I read the jolly tale of bloodshed and genocide which is the book of Joshua. Well, I actually only read the first … Continue reading Late night, big picture.
If you are an adherent to one of the World's major religions I have one simple request. Please stop killing people. Especially in the name of your religion. I don't care whether a person or group of people have insulted your God or major prophet. Please stop killing people. I'm sorry if people of your … Continue reading A short open letter to people of all religious persuasions.