politics


The Current State of Things

The Current State of Things

  I haven’t blogged much lately, mostly because I feel numb watching the way the world is going. Not just numb, but helpless. Like I should be out there, protesting, volunteering for charities or changing the world with my own two hands. We are told to be afraid of strangers and immigrants. We are told walls and bans will keep us safe. They won’t. Walls and bans divide. They create hate. They create violence. There’s a rise of the extreme right in Europe and in the United States. The racist uncle who is constantly muttering under his breath and gets […]


Brexit

Brexit: A few personal thoughts

I haven’t blogged in almost a month. June was quite busy and especially the last week was draining. Though there were some positive things. We were in Crete for a week with our German friends and it was a lovely holiday. I survived my fear of flying and will post some pictures soon. We came back to a turbulent week for Britain. To be honest we both expected the ‘remain’ vote would win and it was a big surprise that we’d ended up sitting in bed, glued to our phones, at 2.30 AM early last Friday, eyes brimming with tears, […]