Depressing yet fascinating article by George Monbiot on the Cumbrian floods: Do little, hide the evidence: the official neglect that caused these deadly floods
Just as I was dosing off a few weeks back, my brother mentioned that Robb Wolf (messiah of the paleo diet’s disciples) had tweeted about how vegan diets were linked to mental disorders.1 He read the tweet out to me. At first, I wasn’t particularly concerned about the actual link. I’m very sceptical of the […]
I have to confess, I often find myself feeling quite misanthropic. Jean-Paul Sartre famously said that, “hell is other people”. I can definitely relate to this.
Anyone who knows me well will be aware that I talk about veganism quite a lot these days. For those not in the know, I decided to switch from a full, meat-eating omnivorous diet to a vegan one about a year and a half ago.
Putting party politics to one side, the central message of Caroline Lucas’s book, Honourable Friends?, is a very strong one: our politics are rotten to the core.
At the company where I work, we have an annual get together (known to us as the “Grand Meetup”). One thing that we all have to do at this event is deliver a four minute “flash talk” on any topic of our choosing. I gave a talk about my decision last year to adopt a vegan diet.
A colleague of mine wrote a great blog post about why he’s voting “Yes” in the referendum on Scottish independence. I have written a rather long comment in response, and have decided to post it as a blog post.
It has now been almost two years since we moved up to the Lake District. It has only been a little over three years since I first visited the National Park.
I have decided to take part in the Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit challenge. As it is, I have already almost failed as I was supposed to write something on Monday 2 June and the little clock in the top right-hand corner of my screen tells me it’s Tuesday 3 June, 2:12am…
Now that I work at Automattic, I travel more frequently than I used to, and I have become aware of some rather wonderful services that allow you to watch the online television output of your mother country, while in a different country. As most people are aware, UK TV services like the BBC iPlayer are […]