2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … More 2015 in review

#Don’tBombSyria

The debate on whether or not to approve airstrikes over Syria is on my mind. Like many of you, I have read and watched the news, listened to the opinions of our politicians and discussed this issue with friends, family and colleagues. The solutions to the issue appears to be binary with the debate simply falling … More #Don’tBombSyria

Texting is Killing Language: The Evolution of Language

My Granddad, I would say is a fairly youthful chap at heart. He’s 70, enjoys his horse racing, taking the dog for a walk, plays for his local crown green bowling team, and generally just enjoying well deserved retirement. Oh, I almost forgot, he also loves to play the Xbox! Despite this unusual hobby for … More Texting is Killing Language: The Evolution of Language

The Route to Evil: A Blank Slate or Determined Route

When we want to know the stories of events that happen nationally and around the world we switch on the news. These news stories consist of heroism, politics, tragedy, health, sports and terrorism etc. More recently, the Turkey terror attacks in which more than 90 lives were lost is the latest chapter in the history of terror. … More The Route to Evil: A Blank Slate or Determined Route

Youth & Media Part 4: ASBO. A Badge Of Honour or The Key To The Criminal Justice System?

It has been argued at great lengths that the ASBO was a waste of time, money and effort. It has been heavily criticized that ASBO’s were not a deterrent to youth. In some parts of society an ASBO was heralded a “Badge of Honour” in which youths actively pursued Anti-Social Behaviour to be awarded an … More Youth & Media Part 4: ASBO. A Badge Of Honour or The Key To The Criminal Justice System?