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How James Bond ruined the world

James Bond films have a formula. Bond must save the world from an evil villain. And along the way, use some cool gadgets, sleep with a beautiful woman, and drink a vodka martini. But where does the bad guy come from?  How did he become the baddie?  The 2-dimensional...

This is your life story

I’m going to be rather presumptuous and guess that this sums up your life story so far: Once upon a time, in Ancient China, there was a stonecutter. All day he worked really hard, under the hot sun. One day, he was walking home from work, when he looked through the...

Trying to make people happy makes you miserable

Image from The People-Pleaser’s Guide to Pleasing People. As I have become more self-aware, I have realised that there is a part of me that is trying to make everyone else happy, all time, often at the expense of what I want or how I feel. I call this part of me the...

I was mugged at knife point

At 10pm on a Friday night, I was cycling through Hackney Downs on my way home. Three guys were sitting on a bench facing the path and one had his lower face covered. It made me feel nervous, but I kept going. One of them stood in my path and shouted ‘Oi!’ I swerved...

Why I love Donald Trump

Hating Donald Trump seems to be fairly universal in my social circles. I’ve even heard people say they wish he were dead. Obviously, millions of Americans voted for him, and many people in this country like him as well, but not in my social network. So it feels...