This is a short story - to find out more about the Whisper & The Hurricane Short Story series, read the introduction here. To listen to the Life In The Tannery track, click here! Life In The Tannery 'I don't quite understand,' was Cyril's usual response. He was the son of a wealthy investment … Continue reading Life In The Tannery
As with many similar questions, it's not a black or white yes or no, but rather a grey in-a-sense-yes-in-a-sense-no. Modern technology, and largely the use of the internet has meant we don't need to venture out as frequently, but alternatively frees up our time to directly socialise more often. Consider it this way, twenty years … Continue reading Is Technology Making Us Less Sociable?
Yesterday, I wrote an article about the Fermi Paradox, but there were a few omissions to possible solutions. One glaring one was the Zoo Hypothesis, which I find so interesting that it deserves its own article. For a quick recap, the Fermi Paradox, posed by Enrico Fermi, is the question of, as the Universe is … Continue reading The Zoo Hypothesis
I've been ruminating a lot recently on the Butterfly Effect, ie the idea that the smallest of actions can have the largest of consequences. The reason for me dwelling on it was as I looked back at what had happened in 2016. On New Year's Day, I went to a house party and decided to … Continue reading The Butterfly Effect
The Fermi Paradox is a simple question posed by Italian physicist Enrico Fermi - with the countless number of galaxies and such potential for intelligent life in the universe, where is everybody? Since we've had no alien contact, apart from difficult to prove encounters described usually by witness alone, and can see no sign of … Continue reading The Fermi Paradox
Just over a year ago, I saw The Force Awakens. I went in with no expectations, the film had its flaws, but I came out happier. I have no problem calling it a good film. What stops me from calling it a great film is that it was played safe - the story mirrors A … Continue reading Rogue One Movie Review
The first thing you notice about Manu Chao's discography is that his music takes influence from a huge variety of cultures. This has been with him since the beginning; his band, Mano Negra, formed while busking in the subway in Paris. As he puts it, you need to play a wide variety of music there … Continue reading My Favourite Music – Manu Chao
Happy New Year! I hope that 2017 bears more fruitful than 2016 in all areas of life, especially for the plight of those living in Syria suffering the consequences of the US and Russia's dick-measuring contest. But January is the month of regrets and empty promises. More people commit suicide in this month than any … Continue reading Online Dating and the Monetisation of Loneliness