I found this on Medium – supposedly the replacement for WordPress

Actually – it is, although “a lot in your face”, quite good.  I wouldn’t take all the 19 as a “Must do” – and I certainly don’t agree with the “loudness” of the whole thing. However it does, in it’s way, contain some basic truths.

I must congratulate ANYONE who has read the Bhagavad Gita – which I have somewhere – but every time I pick it up to read it I put it down again not long after, boring, boring, boring. Nothing there for me I am afraid.

The complete and logical guide to winning at your own life in 19 super difficult steps — Some stuff I wrote one time. — Medium.



brogue – Word of The Day

Is there such a thing as coincidence?

I was just talking to another English teacher today about my new Brogue shoes that I bought from Marks & Spencers online shop (they have a sale on and offer free delivery for over 30 euros to Germany 🙂 ) and lo and behold it happens to be the word of the day at Dictionary.com.



brogue – Word of The Day | Dictionary.com.

US government gives finger to FOIA Snowden request – Best VPN.com

Well this is reasonably interesting – especially the language used.


I read that David Cameron – our Public Schoolboy educated prime minister – also has recently stated that there should be no form of communication that the government should NOT be able to read.

Now I know the argument that “If you have got nothing to hide – then you should have nothing to fear” – but how about my love sick longing for the girl next door? How about me expressing my most private fears or doubts or imaginings to my best friend?

I have a feeling this reaches into the areas of shame. There is a healthy shame and an unhealthy one. If I am Embarrassed – it is because I am walking around with a “bare-ass” -and this is a healthy shame. But if I am shamed for who or what I am – then this is not healthy.

Because the next question I have to ask is – OK – but can I trust the government to always have my best interests at heart? And, I am sorry to say, I cannot say this.

So NO I do not think the government should be able, under its own cognisance, to read all my communications. I think it should have to get – at a minimum – a court order with full disclosure of the reason and the proof or evidence that they have as to why I am “a person of interest”-

Nuff said.



US government gives finger to FOIA Snowden request – Best VPN.com.

BBC faces multimillion-pound bill from Jeremy Clarkson suspension | Media | The Guardian


Well He does seems to keep popping up in the news headlines – doesn’t he?

The show is a bit boring, they do some stupid things – but its no worse than the other junk that is loved on TV –  so why get up tight about it?



BBC faces multimillion-pound bill from Jeremy Clarkson suspension | Media | The Guardian.