Wednesday, December 19, 2018

“It’s a Bloody Big Mango”: News from Australia

The first time my wife traveled to Australia she was a bit surprised by some of the normal Australian stuff going on around her... and...

There is Nothing Good about Qatar (to say Otherwise is now...

I've never been to Qatar. I don't know much about the place, aside from what I've read, and most of what I'm reading isn't...

Buzz Aldrin’s Doctor was David Bowie

This morning I woke up to a Facebook post from an old friend of mine, whose father-in-law is caring for Buzz Aldrin in Christchurch...

Korean Rape Culture? That doesn’t sound Great

  News out of Korea suggests that the #MeToo movement, which spread virally in October, 2017, has reached the peninsula, meaning that a worryingly large...

North Korean Video Reveals Terrifying Plan, Hilarious CGI…

North Korea, the Little Dictatorship That Could, has been punching above its weight again and dominating the headlines... no mean feat considering the western...

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The world is a scary place. That's what I keep hearing anyway, and right now, the omnipresent threat to my personal safety, freedom, employment,...

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A young Korean friend asked for a little help with a short essay he had written for his university English class. We chatted over...

The World’s Worst Mass Murderers

By this title I don't mean of course to speak of people who decided for whatever reason to go on a killing spree but...

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It may not shock to hear that life in the Middle east is a touch different to that in the west. We all know...

I had a White People Problem in Africa

I finally stepped out of the airport, breathed the fresh air and looked up at big, blue African skies. Three seconds later I lowered my gaze and...

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