Ramblings

I don’t know what I’m talking about, version 2

I was asked today a question that made me think very long and hard by a work colleague. We were eating and he said "if you were to go back in time nad talk to yourself, what would you tell them?" After thinking for a while, I finally answered "don't worry about things", things will… Continue reading I don’t know what I’m talking about, version 2

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Poetry

Hollow Wood

A leaf falls into the pond. Splash. The swift wind in the breeze, Weaving in the warm glow. The visions that we immerse ourselves in, We make ourselves to be made of. To go to sleep and never wake up, To wake up having never gone to sleep.

Psychology

Dealing with special needs

Having worked with children, I have found myself being challenged by trial and tribulations throughout my time. I want to shortly testify to how it has affected me. Before I begin, I want to say I will not be mentioning where I work for legal reasons. All I will say is I am absolutely enjoying… Continue reading Dealing with special needs

Psychology

Mental health (PTSD): An understanding.

People often talk about mental health as if it is something that has been solved; an incoherent problem that has been remedied. I'm here to say otherwise. I think there's a a perception that people are better understanding mental health problems and people are able to empathise better with those who do have prevalent conditions.… Continue reading Mental health (PTSD): An understanding.

Poetry

Confidence

Confidence is a a sparing currency. When it is present, it generates the most valuable and extravagent wealth from people, When it is absent, all are poor and unfortunate. It is common property and belongs to everyone, Yet only few are able to invest it wisely. The rare few of us inherit it from our… Continue reading Confidence

Reviews

An open letter to feminism

Dear Feminism, You want all of this attention like you care, like you really give it your all in a new and innovative way but instead you've led gender equality into an oppressive monotony. What started the movement was a sense of gross injustice: major female equality; no political power; no equal pay, health care… Continue reading An open letter to feminism

Reviews

Did we do a good job in Afghanistan?

So Nato forces are officially out of Afghanistan after ten years. A lot of people ask "was it worth it in the long run?" and though I can't provide a definitive answer, a comparison to provide some perspective might bring some insight. In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan and occupied it for 10 years… Continue reading Did we do a good job in Afghanistan?

Novels

The last stand

The sound of the flickering light in the room festered until the lamp stabalized. Banging sounded from a nearby echo in a corridor somewhere. It was followed by a louder more imposing smash. It didn't stir any of the soldiers. The remnants of a once strong regiment was now down to 20 men and women.… Continue reading The last stand

history

Surrender in the British Expeditionary Force during August 1914

In the hot summer of August 1914, the British Army was in retreat. Against a German army group twice its size, it desperately struggled to fall back. Since the end of the First World War, it has been popularized that the British Army managed to escape through superior quality of its men and training. This… Continue reading Surrender in the British Expeditionary Force during August 1914

history

What was the role of provincial governors, during the Late Republican period, and to what extent was this position specialised militarily?

Introduction In the Late Republic, the relationship between military and political roles was often a common theme. The dissertation will argue that this theme was a defining role for provincial governors, which enabled them to gain both the allegiance of their men and political influence. The dissertation will be split into three sections. Part one,… Continue reading What was the role of provincial governors, during the Late Republican period, and to what extent was this position specialised militarily?