I’m an avid philosopher, writer, and traveller. I revel in all things meta; I laugh at calamity; I’m pleasantly surprised at the serendipitous.
Contra Plato, I don’t believe that writing cripples the memory. For me, writing does the opposite – and having an awful memory is just one of my many excuses to write.
I share the (not very original) life goal of travelling the world and mastering numerous languages. Since I seem to be a magnet for disaster, I’ve grown to write in a sardonic manner – caustic wit is my friend, cliche my enemy. There’s enough strife in the world and we may as well lighten it up with some humour. After all, the beauty of life is its unpredictability, so we may as well laugh it off when everything (inevitably) goes hideously wrong!
You can read some of my previous articles here:
- Summer of Experience
- Scrapping the Street Angels: A Callous Decision
- Student Housing
- Defending Tim Hunt: A Throwaway Remark that cost a Nobel Laureate his Job
- Teaching at Durham: We Want our Money’s Worth
- How to Cope with Summative Stress
- The History behind Valentine’s Day
- Is Valentine’s Day Bad for Relationships?
- Venetian Fury
- How Not to Lose your Head Whilst House Hunting
- Book Review: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
- Backpacking Do’s and Don’t’s
- Owen Jones: The Politics of Hope
- On Altruism
- History of St Mary’s College, Durham
- Convivial Hysteria
- A Food Report from Down Under
- Past and Furious
- G’day from Down Under
- 10 Ways you Know You’re a Philosophy Student
- On Two Months Travelling in South East Asia
- Are we Wishing our Lives Away?
- Don’t Get me Started on Student Housing
The Fremantle Herald
- Freo Farmhouse
- Suits Freo to a Tea
- Walk Highlights Aid Trickle
- Carles Tackling Genital Mutilation
- Life Savers Plead For Loophole Fix
- Pledge A Boost For Solar Farm
- Voters Stick By Labor
- Dutch Links Celebrated
- Railway Needs A New Home
The Perth Voice
The World Weekly
The Global Panorama