New Shoes and Snow

New Shoes and Snow

It’s not yet Christmas 2017 but my training for the 2018 ultra season kicks off today. It’s about a week earlier than I got started last year but I think I am ready to get going again and try and get some kilometers under my belt before the end of the...
One At A Time?

One At A Time?

The anti-fascists were out in force in Lyon this weekend doing…well, anti-fascist things, I guess. I didn’t see them in the streets though, according to a report in Lyon Capitale, they weren’t all that far away from my place. Still, I did catch the...
Whose Fault Is It?

Whose Fault Is It?

In The West there’s a story of a business doing it tough: ‘I regret to inform all my wonderful and supportive customers that we’ve had to make some dramatic changes to save our store.” As I read Melanie McInerney’s heartfelt Facebook post, I felt guilty. Even if...
Putin: Not My Job

Putin: Not My Job

After so many years in the job you have to trust the guy when he says it isn’t in his remit: Focusing on domestic politics, Putin also said he would like to see greater competition in Russian politics. But he said it is not his job to build up the opposition in...
Newsweek and Ryan Sit Bring the Fail

Newsweek and Ryan Sit Bring the Fail

Like so many in the media, Newsweek will do whatever they can to turn a story – any story – into an anti-Trump hit piece. Here’s their latest headline: TRUMP GETS HIS OWN BIRTHDAY WRONG AND MELANIA DIDN’T KNOW WHERE SHE LIVES, NYC BALLOTS REVEAL How...