I Asked a Historian

I Asked a Historian

So I like to think I know a bit about the Cold War but as I re-watched The Third Man (hence the image above…) the other night a question occurred to me. Why did Germany devolve into East and West – and Berlin into East and West Berlin – while the...
The IT Crowd

The IT Crowd

One of the great things about Netflix is that you can discover a movie or TV series that you somehow missed out on when it first aired, and then binge the whole thing to catch up with the rest of the world in a weekend or so. The last week or so I have been streaming...
What I’ve Been Reading

What I’ve Been Reading

I’ve managed to get through a couple of new books – well, new to me, anyway, in the majority of cases – in the last month or so and I’ve been enjoying learning a little bit more about the world doing so. There’s definitely a coupe of...
Riveting Racing

Riveting Racing

On Saturday afternoon I got the first updates from an ultra race in the US: Big’s Backyard Ultra. It’s a timed race and it was expected to go on for at least a day so I didn’t pay too much attention to the early updates as the field thinned down from...
Tarzana Joe Rocks

Tarzana Joe Rocks

One of the best things about the Hugh Hewitt Show on Friday’s is the appearance of Tarzana Joe, the resident poet of the show. I’ve been listening to him for years now and his takes on the news of the week is always amusing and his vocabulary is...
Saving the World

Saving the World

I was reading a piece in The Federalist today complaining about the Nobel Peace Prize recipients for 2017: The world’s highest humanitarian honor, the Nobel Peace Prize, went this year to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Considering what we’ve...