3 Small Things I Would Do If I Ran The World

Everybody wants to rule the world. We’ve all had dreams about what we would do if we were loaded with money and in charge of the welfare of this planet we call Earth – and most of us have good intentions when we do so. Aside from a few bottom-fedders who are hellbent on causingContinue reading “3 Small Things I Would Do If I Ran The World”

3 Unsolved Disappearances From London

London is the most watched city in the world. With its Orwellian CCTV cameras and constant media circus, the notion that someone could vanish off its streets is borderline incomprehensible. However, London still manages to house its fair share of secrets. If you’ve read my post covering the disappearances of Andrew Gosden and Alexander Sloley,Continue reading “3 Unsolved Disappearances From London”

The Mysterious Death Of Edgar Allan Poe.

October 7, 1849 Edgar Allen Poe, the patron-saint of Gothic prose, dies. A far-cry from the talented, eloquent writer we all all know him to be – Poe dies a haggard, frail shell of a man. Four days before, he had been seen at Ryan’s Tavern in Balitmore, crashing into furniture in an apparently-drunken stuporContinue reading “The Mysterious Death Of Edgar Allan Poe.”

Knowledge is Power: The Tilly Smith Story

The seawater on Maikhao beach was beginning to froth. Like a fresh pint of beer, the bubbles in the ocean formed a white, cream-like foam on the top of the surface. Tilly Smith was ten years old at the time. She was on a Christmas holiday with her parents – for once, Christmas day wasContinue reading “Knowledge is Power: The Tilly Smith Story”

The Man Who Saved the World

Stanislav Petrov was a Russian military officer whose career parallelled with the peak of the Cold War. There was major beef unfolding between the USSR and the United States – both sides were involved in a perpetual dick-measuring contest to see who was the true dominant force in the world. By 1983, things were gettingContinue reading “The Man Who Saved the World”

The Assassination of Andres Escobar

”Life doesn’t end here” – Andres Escobar proclaimed after his Colombia side were knocked out of the 1994 World Cup at the first hurdle. It had been a long road to get here, one rife with hardship and challenges – Colombia’s reputation had been dragged through the mud in the 1970s and 1980s thanks toContinue reading “The Assassination of Andres Escobar”

”Find Your Passion” is Terrible Advice

I was stood on stage at graduation last summer and a man dressed in a gown and mortarboard looked at me square in the eye. ”You’ve done the hard work, now it’s time you follow your passion”. I nodded, thanked him, and pretended I knew what that was. You see, I had heard the phraseContinue reading “”Find Your Passion” is Terrible Advice”

Are Smartphones Ruining Our Lives?

Back in 2008, I received my first ever phone – the LG Chocolate. I was amazed – it was slick, small, streamlined, sophisticated, had a camera, and could even go on the Internet. I mean, the Internet browser was painfully slow, sure. However, the pure novelty of being able to go online without a computerContinue reading “Are Smartphones Ruining Our Lives?”