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...
Mon, Dec 28th 2015, 08:47
Sant, words master
You have to admit that Doctor Alfred Sant (remember him?) is a master of words, which is hardly a revelation given that he's a Labour politician and that particular genus is a fine exemplar of barrack-room lawyering of the first order. You know, if it...
Thu, Jan 28th 2016, 17:12
Worry not V18 - the cavalry will soon be here!
You have to hand it to them. The administrative staff at V18, I mean. These last five years haven’t been an easy ride. Things started off on a less than spectacular note with architect David Felice at the helm, and the almost invisible Wayne Marshall...
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...
Thu, Jan 21st 2016, 10:29
Don’t forget the poor
The strong and the wealthy are meeting in Davos for the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters on the theme: “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Pope Francis in a message to the world’s political and industrial leaders said that “the dawn...
Thu, Jan 21st 2016, 14:14
Ch-ch-ch-changes... David Bowie's final trick
My mobile phone went into overdrive around 8am this morning when news started leaking that rock legend David Bowie had died, aged 69. My admiration for the Thin White Duke has persisted since my brother indoctrinated me with the album Heroes in 1977.
Sat, Sep 20th 2014, 08:36
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...
Tue, Nov 24th 2015, 08:39
It’s called self-respect - get some
When the country’s highest institution is ridiculed by the same members who preside over it you know it’s time for all of us to have an inward look at ourselves and start questioning what we really stand for. Last night, the Opposition walked out of...
Thu, Jan 21st 2016, 13:13
Ditch the Falzon #respect
It's offensive. After the National Audit Office yesterday confirmed what we kind of already knew in the most damning way possible, there was only one possible acceptable outcome. The resignation of Michael Falzon, which was indeed what happened...
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...
Mon, Jan 18th 2016, 09:36
In polls we trust
Trust (in somebody/something) is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as the belief that somebody/something is good, sincere and honest and will not try to harm or trick you. Now hold on a minute. Can the dictionary be trusted? Because in the latest polls...