Replacing The Dumbo At The Jumbo

Jumbo

If life has tought me one thing, it’s appreciating that my wife is the one going to the supermarket on a weekly basis. It’s not that I am unwilling to help her, it’s the fact that she has become so good at spotting the difference between Dutch peas and French petits pois, that I feel […]

Facebook Is No Longer Michel Foucault’s “Heterotopia”

Facebook

The Missing Comma   It started with the sharing of a tweet in a Facebook group. There followed a heated discussion between those, like myself, who thought that the tweet had more than an undertone of racial prejudice and white supremacy, and those who didn’t. I don’t recall that the person who posted the tweet […]

Kicking Balls – From Doha To Paris, With Love

Neymar PSG

Brazilian footballer Neymar’s £200m release clause – allowing his transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) – places him at 206th in the United Nations’ list of nations by GDP, ahead of the Marshall Islands and Palau… Football transfers are fast becoming like fake breasts – over-inflated and ridiculous. I mean, how can so much […]

Rotten Apples

A few weeks ago, my iPad suffered a premature death. For my beloved tablet, it wasn’t a crash that transformed him to ash, it’s the update that sealed his fate. Or rather, it was the lack of updates that finally killed him. In fact, he wasn’t even dead yet, but I was forced by Apple […]

Pennies From Heaven – Trump Turns His Back On Humanity And Reason

Donald Trump ignores global warming

In order to fulfil my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord… – Donald Trump, June 2017   The great French physiologist, Claude Bernard, stated that in order for biological systems to survive freely, their internal environment must remain constant, by resisting a fluctuating external environment. […]