How far is it to Mars?

How Far is it to Mars? I generally shy away from stuff described as an infographic, mainly because most of the time that infographic is actually just a picture stuffed with icons and oversized fonts that forget that there’s supposed to be a purpose to those elements. However, How Far is it to Mars? is definitely worth […]

There’s no colour and no sounds in the black and white town…

I’m teaching Amélie to play chess at the moment. Well, I was teaching her but after giving her the basic lessons on how each piece moves and the kind of thought process she should go through before moving a piece, she’s decided she ‘gets it’ and won’t be told any more. I have no idea where […]

What I need tonight’s the real thing, I need the real thing tonight…

Massive respect to Yeah Yeah Yeahs for posting the above message at the door for their gigs. When I went to see Villagers a couple of months ago, I found myself more annoyed than ever at the people watching the band through the screen on their cameras and phones rather than the actual people who […]

Little men tapping things out, points of view. Remember their views are not the gospel truth…

According to The Guardian, News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier. I can’t say I disagree with any of it, but then again I might be suffering from this, in particular: News increases cognitive errors. News feeds the mother of all cognitive errors: confirmation bias. In the words […]

Tell me that you want the kind of thing that money just can’t buy…

Man’s journey from Los Angeles to Real Madrid good-luck charm – a lovely story on SI.com to remind you that football isn’t just about money. On the morning of Feb. 28, Rodríguez arrived in Madrid and showed up unannounced at Real Madrid’s Valdebebas training complex. He didn’t have a ticket for the game. He didn’t even have […]

I have lived a full life and these are the eyes that I want you to remember…

Death’s unexpectedly been a recurring topic here recently. It’s not something that I consider to be top of my mind; perhaps my subconscious is telling me my mid-life crisis is more than an overly self-conscious self-deprecatory joke. I found myself reflecting tonight on my habit of making sure that last thing I say to Amélie […]