“You can call me Nancy,” but I’m not, I’m really not

That’s not my name and I am most definitely a straight hetero male who sometimes likes to joke around about things that ruffle peoples' feathers a little bit. I'm totally fine with doing that with people who know me well and I do really love that song it's a hellova tune. I’m going to stick … Continue reading “You can call me Nancy,” but I’m not, I’m really not

Structural inequality or a culture of excuse making – are we a malfunctioning society?

I am a bit of a study in contrasts. I come from a comfortable middle class background. I have a decent amount of education. But I have worked many, many, blue collar or ‘menial’ jobs on and off since the age of 9 – a paper round to begin with, then a supermarket job, hospitality … Continue reading Structural inequality or a culture of excuse making – are we a malfunctioning society?

Afghanistan – history repeats, over and over again

What a tragically familiar groundhog day scenario this American withdrawl from Afghanistan is. The whole Operation Enduring Freedom thing has concluded very abruptly in the end. A mad scramble to get out as rapidly as humanly possible leaving behind thousands of military vehicles, a whole lot of miscellaneous equipment and plenty of garbage. Literally, tons … Continue reading Afghanistan – history repeats, over and over again