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Petitions: A time for Slacktivism

A time for Slacktivism   slacktivism /ˈslaktɪvɪz(ə)m/ Noun INFORMAL the practice of supporting a political or social cause by means such as social media or online petitions. Characterized as involving very little effort or commitment.   There are many positive stories that have emerged from our current scenario. Touching acts […]


The dwindling concept of ‘home’

My New Year begins with a trip to the train station at 5:30am on the 1st. I board a train, arms laden with bags, ready to relocate. Again. I’m heading for what will be my seventh country. I would not be able to say how many houses, but it must […]


Back to the Future: Food Stories

A popular pub sign sometimes reads… ‘because a good story never started with a salad’. While there are sure to be a number of capable writers able to start a good story with a salad, most would be inclined to believe in the ‘pub-ism’. However, food tells its own story. […]


Tech–xpat, or should that be Tech-xile?

Expat– ‘a person who lives outside their native country’ Exile – ‘the state of being barred from one’s native country’ – Roughly what most dictionaries would say Like many good stories (and quite a few bad ones), this thought process all began in an Irish Pub. As many of you […]


Coffee House Reading #18: Prisoners of Geography

‘Oh god not that book, I tried, but I could never get past Russia…’ Was the editors response when I suggested Tim Marshalls 2015 output ‘Prisoners of Geography– Ten Maps that tell you everything you need to know about Global Politics’ for this edition of Coffee House readings. Well, boss, if […]