Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind – A Einstein I have been a bit disconcerted by planetary events of late. What to make of this […]
During my visit to Canada I was fascinated by the Haida people and their story of creation. The Haida are an indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. […]
After a recent stay in Canada I marvelled at their society, their economy, their baffling politeness and how they manage to hold it all together. Just how does Canada maintain […]
Oh well…..this image is not an attempt at humour. I modified the cover of Time to help me cope.
I met Erossoph, a polish sausage seller on the street in Toronto. Large in stature and presence, gregarious and welcoming, he had his own little sidewalk stand. He told me […]
The new cover of the British satirical magazine, Private Eye, sums up the difference between two eras of US politics. Quiet Earth sponsored audio: Change and the New World Order […]
“The greatest politeness is free of all formality” – Chuang Tzu The English do politeness like no other culture. But I’m convinced the Canadians do it better. Simply because they […]
A Stuart Wilde article: What we think we know to be true, we actually borrowed from somebody else. When you were born, your subconscious mind began to record all the sensations and inputs you were exposed to.
People who live in the city are louder and ruder than their country cousins. And this doesn’t just apply to people but also to animals. Birds moving into the city […]
I love the fringe dwellers of the world, being one myself for at least half my waking state. For this reason whenever I am in Britain (or Ireland) I feel […]
I’ve always been in favour of not working too hard but if one does then one should take it easy. In Australia many years ago it was considered the norm, […]
What a world. The most powerful country on our little blue planet has two people punching it out for president. One, a woman, when she gets all revved up sounds […]