Politics

Comedy

Comedy is the safety valve of a nation.

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Writing Process: Surveillance Capitalism

In October, I talked about a couple of books that I had found very inspiring for an as-yet unnamed book that I am writing about a dystopian future.

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Build the Hedge

Instead of a wall, whether concrete or steel, why doesn’t Trump build a nice hedge?

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Happy holidays!

’Tis the season to be merry and be full of festive cheer but, with the new year approaching, it is also a time of reflection and contemplation.

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The State of the Nation

The path to self destruction is illuminated in neon and we’re heading straight for it.

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Tumblring over Freedom of Expression

What does ‘freedom of expression’ mean? Does it mean you can say what you like, whenever you like, wherever you like, to whomever you like? No, it clearly doesn’t. We have to respect rights of our audience as an equal individual, and to respect their background and their feelings. That much is obvious, and that is why we have laws against, for example, racism, intolerance and incitement to hatred.

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Brexit

Brexit is the greatest democratic expression of fear, doubt and paranoia of our era.

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Men

Men consider women’s bodies to be objects, not the extension of a person’s character or soul. This is one of the greatest problems that we face in this world.

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Writing Process: Research

I am doing some (well, lots, actually) of research for a novel I am working on. The idea has been gestating for a long time, but I needed some inspiration to help me give it more shape.

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The No Way: The Uncertainty Overload

In our modern life, we are bombarded by two things: information and choice.

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Hell

I feel nostalgic for that time when ‘we’re all going to hell’ was just a turn of phrase.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Pig

For someone who is acting in an uncivilised or unpleasant manner, we often say they are acting like an animal or, worse, a dog or a pig.

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Power

Power is given, not taken.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Confidence

We are losing confidence in peace, but we must stay firm.

It is the only thing worth fighting for.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Rise

The voices of fear, suspicion and paranoia sense their moment has come.

It is up to the rest of us to rise up and drown them out.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Ants

I watched ants stealing from a kitchen this morning, carrying morsels of bread aloft as they ran to an unseen destination.

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White

It occurred to me today that when we white people go to other countries, we rape the land of its resources, steal the profits and hold the people down, abusing and killing them at will, and we call it commerce.

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Resist

Now.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Reason

We are slipping back from the age of reason into the mire of mystery, into a world of gods and devils, ghouls and angels.

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