June 5, 2018

There is no doubt that human beings have continued to improve their standard of living ,and in the last 50 years it seems that this rate of progress has gone into hyperdrive. Improved cars, transportation, healthcare, lifestyles, food choice, communication, education a...

June 1, 2018

Intermittent fasting is very popular in my office, the idea of taking the body into starvation mode and then eating for a set timeframe appears to be the current dieting wisdom of the moment.

This strategy has seemed far less revolutionary and modern of late as we are...

May 30, 2018

Flip flops are a strange invention; a lazy shoe that is perfect for a lazy holiday. However, I am becoming increasingly unsure as to whether the flip flop has a place outside of a beach resort. I live in an urban setting, where on weekends the humble flip flop has beco...

May 25, 2018

I am not a young man, however as a father with a 15yrs old daughter I do not consider myself an old father. I am 37 years old and rather foolishly believed that my eldest and I would be able to share and appreciate contemporary culture together with an ease that would...

May 22, 2018

Jeans are a modern marvel; out of a plethora of man made and natural materials the simple pair of jeans has become all conquering in the race to trouser supremacy.

From Country and Western singers to Dance Hall artists in Jamaica;  jeans has adapted to all genres of sty...

May 21, 2018

I enjoy pub culture; drinking, chatting to a background of music and the hum of other peoples conversation has always made me feel at ease.  The same cannot be said for nightclubs; thankfully as a married man with three kids the need to go to nightclubs has evaporated...

May 15, 2018

Walk into my home on any given day and there will be one constant in every single room; a litany of water bottles. Large water bottles, small water bottles, water bottles for school, water bottles for work, water bottles for exercise, water bottles for travelling, wate...

May 10, 2018

Over 2500 years ago the Achaemind Persians were a dominant up and coming force in the Ancient World. Their children were trained to hold three virtues above all others; horse riding, bowmanship and most important of all, to tell the truth.

Truth was venerated above all...

May 3, 2018

People love to complain and say that the world is getting worse, more dangerous and more divided than ever.

Incredibly, there is a trend among young people in the UK to suggest that the baby boomers have given future generations a worse lot in life than they themselves...

May 2, 2018

I have now lived in Asia for 12 years and one of the staples of life that I have slowly become accustomed to is the transient nature of my social group.

People come and go from your life with an alarming regularity as an expat. 

Granted, most of the time this happens bec...

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