Tell Me The World Isn’t Going To Hell In A Handcart … Please

One hundred years ago the world was slipping into a vortex that has been called The Great War and the War to end all wars. Some thirty years later it would come to be called by its more common name, the First World War, or WWI. Seemingly relatively small events in eastern Europe – primarilyContinue reading “Tell Me The World Isn’t Going To Hell In A Handcart … Please”

Ukraine, Malaysian Flight 370 and The Cuban Missile Crisis: Media Coverage

During the last two weeks of October 1962 I was only three, so I certainly can’t claim to have any memory of the events that have come to be known as the Cuban Missile Crisis. Mind you like most people I am now familiar with the stand-off between the United States and the USSR thatContinue reading “Ukraine, Malaysian Flight 370 and The Cuban Missile Crisis: Media Coverage”

St. Patrick’s Day Etiquette

The way to return the Irish greeting ‘Top of the morning to you’ is to say ‘and the rest of the day to yourself’. Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, when we’re all at least a little bit Irish, or so the saying goes. This significantly increases the chances of someone greeting you with the phraseContinue reading “St. Patrick’s Day Etiquette”

Venezuelan Opposition Protestors Fight for Rights and International Attention

Unfortunately for the protesters the whole world is watching the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, … or the situation in Kiev, Ukraine. The situation in Venezuela is deteriorating rapidly. The daily confrontations in the streets between opposition protesters and government forces have resulted in four deaths so far, all of them on the opposition side, andContinue reading “Venezuelan Opposition Protestors Fight for Rights and International Attention”