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Silly politics

My distaste for politicians keeps growing by the day. Each time I read about yet another self serving action disguised as public policy, I feel the impulse to March right up to the parliament gates and scream ‘off with their heads!’
Sitting on an overcrowded slow running train on my way to work, I open the paper only to close it in frustration. The headline “… Review angers senior MPs” captured my attention and reading further, the content angered me. The summary of the text was that MPs were angry …

A new dawn

At the start of a New Year, most people feel reflective on the past year and are excited for the New Year ahead. All the past hurts and burdens as well as the unmet expectations and frustrated promises are quickly discarded in the hope that a new year would bring with it a turnaround of fortunes and luck. For some people, this ‘new year euphoria’ lasts the month of January. For others, it carries on as far as March, maybe April but then reality comes crashing in.
A …

The cost of living

In recent years, whenever I’ve heard about the fare increases for the tube/buses, I’ve always taken the news with indifference.  It is almost expected that the train fares will increase with each passing year.  I have never thought too far into what the money is going into as the services are still the same albeit bearable.
This year is different however.  The weeks leading up to the announcement of yet another fare increase, there were several debates on the conditions of the underground system as well as the new legislation being …

Moving on up

Life’s lessons are usually learnt the hard way – through trial and error; falling and getting back up again.  Although this might be the case, on this occasion, I’m quite interested in learning a new lesson without getting bruised along the way.
Buying anything these days, whether it be a new car, a house or even a holiday ticket, seems to come with hassle.  That is to say that you start off feeling positive about the steps you’re about to take only to experience things differently to how you anticipated them …

On the way to the altar?

My perception of marriage as being a sacred and God ordained institution has been subjected to an increasingly cynical scrutiny due to my sudden comprehension as to its trivialization in the jet age.  The latest trends in the world of celebrity marriages and break-ups, two minute Las Vegas ceremonies decided under the influence of alcohol, and the spiralling rate of divorce has created a world where marriage vows spoken in the presence of a religious minister or the law courts now carry very little or no weight.
Historically, divorce was viewed …

Secrets to true wealth

Something very interesting has been happening in the global community these last few weeks it seems.  Newspapers, Radio stations, TV, even the music and movie content being generated all seem to have one theme.  Whether expressed by showing the breakdown in the moral values of the society as a whole or highlighting the incompetence in government, the theme is centred on the downhill turn of our environment.  Spending money you don’t have, restlessness in our youth expressed in crime, systemic corruption in all levels of our government, the uncontrollable spread …

Credit crunch rules

Never thought I’d learn so much about finances playing a mafia style game. Here I am attempting to play a game on my phone and getting frustrated. The best part is that in my frustration I’m learning a life lesson.
Let me tell you a little about my highly addictive game. The goal is to gather as many weapons as you can in order to protect yourself as well as in order to be able to attack others taking their money when you win. The thing is your weapons come at …

Is it all about the money?

What is your number one priority? For most of you (unknowingly or otherwise) your number one priority is money or at least something that has to do with money and having more of it.  Being the dynamic creatures we are, our priorities change from time to time.  So when you are straight out of university your main aim will probably be to clear your debt.  Later on you want a bigger house, better car – operative word being “want” (to show off perphaps) and not need.  I am not saying some …

Stale dreams

Reflecting on the theme of racial prejudices as covered in the media and other outlets of late due to the BNP winning two seats in the latest British elections, has me going over some famous words.  From the words of Rev Jeremiah Wright to those of Barack Obama  and even the many people raising their voices either in dissent or agreement, it seems the focus is on our words.  This got me thinking and in some ways, peeling back the layers.  What is it about our words that can either …