To catch a falling star

Every year around august 11th – 13th the human race is treated to one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular light shows, cosmic fireworks, beautiful enough to inspire the most detailed artworks and the finest symphonies. As the earth journeys through its orbit about the sun it encounters interplanetary debris left behind from the comet swift- … Continue reading

Lost Aspirations

When i was a boy all i wanted to become was an astronaut, I was fascinated by the universe, in awe of its mystery and its majesty. As my life progressed across 3 continents and through countless cultures my interests were replaced, and replaced again. It became clear that my dream of becoming an astronaut wasn’t going to come true, … Continue reading

Europe Underwater

          In the past few weeks we saw Greece’s parliament adopt austerity measures demanded as conditionality by the IMF and Europe’s finance ministers in exchange for another round of Greek loans. So you’d think that the European sovereign debt crisis is under control, right? Wrong, two obvious reasons are the warnings … Continue reading

Elusive Treasure

Time drives every second of our lives in ways we can scarcely imagine, but what is time? And where do we fit in it? The more we understand time, we come to the conclusion that its time that makes us uniquely human. Time is the greatest force in a human’s life, it drives every single … Continue reading

Connecting The Dots: food prices, inflation, unemployment, revolutions and peak oil

Connecting the dots The revolt in Tunisia ushered in 2011, when Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in front of the administrative building in the city of Sidi Bouzid. And in doing so lit the fuse that has detonated Egypt and threatens to topple the political order of the Maghreb, Yemen, and beyond. The reason … Continue reading

An Aesthetic Education

The specialisation and consequently the fragmentation of human nature derive from the capitalistic limitations of the modern day education. Instead of developing as a whole well-rounded individual we each have to give one-sided emphasis to a particular aspect of our being in order to get on in the world. This is damaging when it comes … Continue reading

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