Sat, Dec 27th 2014, 16:43
My yearly illogical Christmas
I hate Christmas. There I said it. But why? Why would any sane person hate a feast that’s entirely dedicated to love, family, giving and peace? I know it’s crazy, in fact it doesn’t even make sense to me, but I do, I hate it, and only now that it’s...
Sat, Jun 18th 2016, 09:24
Here we go again
I've no idea who the people behind the initiative to get the morning-after pill legalised are. I can't, then, comment on whether this is just another strangely-hued herring chucked into the pond to divert us from the real problems of corruption and...
Thu, Jun 16th 2016, 09:37
High flying adored
OK, I’ll admit it: I love skyscrapers. Ever since I spent a couple of days in the city that doesn’t sleep, I have been fascinated with those tall lean fingers reaching out to snatch the clouds. Whether they be the iconic Twin Towers from which I twice...
Fri, Aug 14th 2015, 10:01
Waking up in Cambodia
I'm not gonna lie to you - I struggled to get out of bed today. Teaching in the morning and again afternoon, then working into the evening to prepare blogs and plan the next day is hard work, especially when it's done in stifling temperatures. But the...
Tue, Apr 19th 2016, 10:39
A lesson in power for our self-appointed gods
Yesterday there was a very surreal debate in Parliament. Undoubtedly different people will have different takes about it.Some would point towards The Malta Independent, which on a number of consecutive days published the results of its survey showing...
Tue, Jun 21st 2016, 15:55
Naqilgħu tkaxkira, they say
The warning was clear: “After the next election, it would be the turn of others, like The Times and The Malta Independent to be swept away (jaqilgħu tkaxkira) so nobody would stand in the people's path to progress and prosperity.” The message was not...
Fri, Jun 24th 2016, 14:27
Is England’s victory Britain’s defeat?
Britain votes to leave the European Union David Cameron to resign as British PM A Maltese EU referendum would be 'suicide': Muscat A disaffected electorate becomes very unpredictable. After decades of systematic blaming of the European Union for...
Sun, Jun 19th 2016, 19:53
Lifecycle stands down in the Land of the rising sun
The sun was setting and the lights were coming on in the Tokyo telecoms tower that is a landmark on Tokyo's horizon. About a dozen people were exercising their dogs on the grass, and a few joggers went past with earphones plugged in. Besides them, the...
Thu, Jun 16th 2016, 14:23
Not a social warrior’s blog
We indeed are living in a mad world when we get to read an opinion piece of the likes of Christopher Attard and his latest gem titled “Social justice gone mad.” A piece so laden with big words and despise for anything that resembles a call for equality...
Fri, Jun 17th 2016, 13:34
I'm pro-life too
Yeah that’s right, I’m pro-life too. I’m tired of all these groups, most of which hold a view diametrically opposed to mine, touting themselves as ‘pro-lifers’, for all the world as though all those who disagree with them are advocating wholesale murder.
Sun, Nov 29th 2015, 15:52
Planet of the social media apes
It’s a funny old world. Cast your mind back, if you will, to early January and the battle cry that became a worldwide mantra of defiance in the face of terror: Je Suis Charlie. The phrase was written on placards, T-shirts, and almost every single...
Wed, May 11th 2016, 12:37
Blame it on Simon
In my meanderings I meet all sorts of people, including some I consider very intelligent. Success and intelligence do not necessarily go hand in hand but in the case of one of these persons they did. So what he had to tell me I particularly wanted to...