Trump and Nixon

Trump and Nixon

During his short address on Wednesday where President Trump officially recognized that Jerusalem was the capital of the state of Israel, he said these words: Jerusalem is today, and must remain, a place where Jews pray at the Western Wall, where Christians walk the...
Ranking Generals

Ranking Generals

Who is the greatest general of all time? According to to an interesting – but I think flawed – data analytics approach, the answer is Napoleon: Among all generals, Napoleon had the highest WAR (16.679) by a large margin. In fact, the next highest...
Jerusalem, Capital of Israel

Jerusalem, Capital of Israel

If news reports are to be believed then, in a few hours time, President Trump will announce that it is the position of the United States of America that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. To that I say bravo, Mr President, and it’s been a long time coming....
Anti Social (Media)

Anti Social (Media)

Yesterday I had one of my semi-annual meltdowns about social media and – once again – jumped off the social wagon. I’ve had areal love/hate relationship with social media and the swathe of social media channels is both fascinating to me while...
Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

Waiting to collect Jamie this afternoon after his fencing training I flicked through the catalogue on my iPhone until I (re)stumbled upon Neil Young’s Heart of Gold. I tapped the screen and fell into the Canadian drawl, soft acoustic guitar, and understated...