Here’s the thing about MH17: there’s still no real proof of who did it.
Well, unless you’re counting the secret “evidence” the US supposedly had approximately three seconds after it happened.
If this evidence is as “overwhelming” as we’re told, where is it?
Well, let’s see.
With the Americans jumping to blame the Russians, and the Russians jumping to blame the Ukrainians for the MH17 disaster, it’s pretty tempting to pick a side and move on, but the more I watch the news coverage of all this, the more I’m struck by just how much both sides have begun to propagandise the incident, with complete disregard for the fact that no one actually knows anything.
Some pictures from my recent trip to Prague, Czech Republic.
The view from the hostel window…
I recently got a notification to say that my domain name needs to be renewed within the next couple of weeks and it reminded me that I have completely stopped posting on this blog lately (too busy etc.)
For now, here are two of my favourite poems. Hopefully I will be able to post something more substantial soon! Continue reading
With all the recent talk of #SochiProblems on Twitter — which are completely legitimate complaints and should be reported on — I still can’t help but feel as though there’s something a bit too gleeful about the way western media has been covering the run up to the games.
I’ve laughed at the hilarious tweets from journalists discovering hotels without lobbies, toilets without dividing walls and doorknobs falling off in people’s hands as much as the next person has laughed — because yes, it’s funny, and yes, clearly the preparations have been hugely mismanaged. I’ve even put together a Twitter list with nearly 30 prominent journalists who are tweeting out their Sochi experiences, which you can follow here if you’re interested. Continue reading
It feels like it’s been forever since I posted anything here (in reality it’s been about three weeks).
I got really busy for a while, still am, but I decided I had better stop using that as an excuse. As some of you probably know, recently I was featured on Freshly Pressed, which I think is pretty much the holy grail of WordPress blogging. The post which was featured got thousands of hits, over 300 likes and I ended up gaining about 500 new followers (thank you!) over the course of a few weeks. In other words, being Freshly Pressed is the best. Continue reading
Well, I wrote this post on Saturday night so that I wouldn’t forget to do it on Sunday and of course I ended up forgetting anyway. SO, just pretend it’s still Sunday when you read this!
One of my new favorite ways to waste time, is to type random searches into ‘The Commons’ archive on Flickr to see what interesting pictures I can find.
The Commons is a huge collection of photos contributed by public libraries and cultural institutions all over the world. The institutions which have added photos to the online archive have concluded that each picture added has “no known copyright” restrictions, making them available in the public domain. The British Library for example, has contributed over one million images to The Commons. The National Library of Ireland have also donated images.
While searching random words yesterday (yes, yes I know my life is a currently rollercoaster of activity) I came across an image that just stood out to me. I immediately loved it. Continue reading