Fri, Jul 8th 2016, 18:09
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...
Fri, Jul 8th 2016, 18:09
In the summertime
The dog-days are here and the news cycles slow down, with people opting to adopt a more manana, manana attitude towards things. Or are they? The environmentalists, especially the ones who were so, so vocal before March 2013, are beginning to wake up to...
Thu, Jun 30th 2016, 14:25
No, I am not going to go on about the amount of money spent by PBS on a three-minute ditty as Anton Attard tries to realise his long-standing dream of winning the Eurovision. More of that another time. No, this column is about the Prime Minister's wife.
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...
Fri, Jul 8th 2016, 16:53
No right to remain silent
Discussing petty politics over a beer last week, a friend of mine confessed: “I no longer dare criticise the government online because I fear I will end up attacked on Glenn Bedingfield’s blog”. I also heard an acquaintance (a Nationalist voter)...
Fri, Jul 8th 2016, 00:26
The economy of truth
We know now for certain that if the truth was known and said about the inexistence of Saddam Hussein’s chemical warfare capability, the British Parliament would have voted against going to war in Iraq. It would have happened despite Saddam Hussein...
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...
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016, 18:00
Erdogan shuts thousands of schools, charities in first state of emergency decree
President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey today, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup. A restructuring...
Mon, Jul 11th 2016, 11:03
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...