Why are We So Obsessed With: Celebrities?

We’ve always idolized the rich and famous – but why?

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”

Fight the Power: The Fred Hampton Story

If 1968 was the year the world changed, the following year was its even darker, more sinister sequel. The Hippie dream was fading – and fading pretty fucking quickly. The Vietnam War was still ongoing, the Summer of Love had come and gone, and both Kennedy brothers had been shot dead. The attitude of theContinue reading “Fight the Power: The Fred Hampton Story”

One Year of Blogging: 5 Lessons I’ve Learned

Today marks one year since my first ever blog post – I Have No Idea What I’m Doing (And I’m Alright With It) (which you can read here) Since then, I feel my blogging output has seen many ups and downs, peaks and valleys, troughs and….you get the idea. It’s been good at times, andContinue reading “One Year of Blogging: 5 Lessons I’ve Learned”

Forgiveness Is Power

The Lion by the Ant Was Slain Richard I was one of the most beloved English monarchs ever. Nicknamed Lionheart, his status as a respected leader and brave military general earned him numerous accolades during his brief lifetime. Over 820 years after his death, he is still considered an icon in British and French history. TheContinue reading “Forgiveness Is Power”

Why Are We So Obsessed With: Conspiracy Theories?

No, 5G doesn’t cause Coronavirus. Ever since time began, mankind has been enamored with finding alternate solutions to major historical events: Was there an armed man on the grassy knoll in Dealey Plaza during the Kennedy assassination?  Is Area 51 really a secret arena of alien life? Was Pearl Habour actually a false flag operationContinue reading “Why Are We So Obsessed With: Conspiracy Theories?”

Why Are We So Obsessed With: Nostalgia?

There’s a certain effect that nostalgia has on the human being. It’s a warm, familiar, safe glow.  It’s an old Nintendo game you haven’t dug out in 20 years. It’s an album you played to death in college.  It’s a perfume or aftershave worn by someone, somewhere. We’ve all got nostalgic triggers embedded deep inContinue reading “Why Are We So Obsessed With: Nostalgia?”

A Hero’s Story: Dr. Li Wenliang

When the first coughs could be heard emanating from the markets of Wuhan in December, I would be willing to bet most people thought nothing of it. It’s December- all kinds of coughs, colds, and cases of flu are going around – no need to panic. However, those coughs would soon progress into a deep,Continue reading “A Hero’s Story: Dr. Li Wenliang”

The Myth of ‘Completeness’

In 1988, a man named William ”Bud” Post III won the Pennsylvania Lottery jackpot. He was awarded a sum of $16.2million (over $35 million today) to the envy of pretty much everybody in the country, and probably the whole Western world altogether. William was, of course, delighted with this win. His mother had passed awayContinue reading “The Myth of ‘Completeness’”