Category Archives: current events

“A STABLE FULL OF ABSOLUTE GENTLEMEN”

Brian Byrne is a local radio personality in Halifax, and he got to see DJ Ashba. Brian Byrne talked on the radio and wrote on his blog about his experience of seeing DJ Ashba. Actually, he wasn’t talking about DJ

“A STABLE FULL OF ABSOLUTE GENTLEMEN”

Brian Byrne is a local radio personality in Halifax, and he got to see DJ Ashba. Brian Byrne talked on the radio and wrote on his blog about his experience of seeing DJ Ashba. Actually, he wasn’t talking about DJ

THE PARADOX

By any measure, I have led a privileged life to date, not marred by the extremities of human suffering. And yet, Gentle Reader, I have not led a sheltered life. I was listing the other day, and I realised that

THE PARADOX

By any measure, I have led a privileged life to date, not marred by the extremities of human suffering. And yet, Gentle Reader, I have not led a sheltered life. I was listing the other day, and I realised that

THINGS ARE NOT OFF TO A GOOD START

As I have remarked before, Gentle reader, September is my true new year, like many others immersed in academia. I make resolutions, I decide to lose weight, exercise more, study more, weed out the unnecessary in my life more. And

THINGS ARE NOT OFF TO A GOOD START

As I have remarked before, Gentle reader, September is my true new year, like many others immersed in academia. I make resolutions, I decide to lose weight, exercise more, study more, weed out the unnecessary in my life more. And

FASTING IS GOOD FOR (SOME) MEN

The islamic rules which discriminate against women are well-known and need no further publicity here. My question is then this: how come when it comes to fasting, women whom moslems so fervently believe to be weaker and needier in a

FASTING IS GOOD FOR (SOME) MEN

The islamic rules which discriminate against women are well-known and need no further publicity here. My question is then this: how come when it comes to fasting, women whom moslems so fervently believe to be weaker and needier in a

SUMMER UGHGHGHGHG

Bugs. Sandals and my naked exposed toes constantly getting stubbed. Today I smashed them against the trolley wheels in the supermarket and had to suppress a howl of agony in the line of shoppers. Fruitflies. The heat from inside the

SUMMER UGHGHGHGHG

Bugs. Sandals and my naked exposed toes constantly getting stubbed. Today I smashed them against the trolley wheels in the supermarket and had to suppress a howl of agony in the line of shoppers. Fruitflies. The heat from inside the

HORRIBLE STORIES: NOAH’S ARK

On the wall of my children’s bedroom hangs a framed picture of Noah’s Ark, floating on dark blue water, elephants and giraffes poking their heads out over the deck, dolphins curving below. I had picked it up for free from

HORRIBLE STORIES: NOAH’S ARK

On the wall of my children’s bedroom hangs a framed picture of Noah’s Ark, floating on dark blue water, elephants and giraffes poking their heads out over the deck, dolphins curving below. I had picked it up for free from

BEING PRAYED FOR DOES NOT HELP

When I have something looming over me, something I dread, something which causes my stomach to twist and turn in knots of anxiety, something which I feel I simply cannot live through, that I cannot imagine myself coming out all

BEING PRAYED FOR DOES NOT HELP

When I have something looming over me, something I dread, something which causes my stomach to twist and turn in knots of anxiety, something which I feel I simply cannot live through, that I cannot imagine myself coming out all