Uncategorised I See My Life Through Characters

I See My Life Through Characters

I love characters. As a writer that should be obvious, except it goes further and deeper than that. In well developed characters, I can se my life. I can see myself in all my different complexities. I can see my friends and all their own unique complexities in a variety of different characters in film, …

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Uncategorised Why Free Speech Matters So Much To Me

Why Free Speech Matters So Much To Me

This week I was challenged on Facebook because of an anti-PC article that I had shared (I’ll admit, I actually only shared it because I was at work and needed to remember it for when I got home for research). The challenge was that I put a lot of effort into sharing and commenting on …

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Uncategorised Certainty Of Opinion Is False

Certainty Of Opinion Is False

When it comes to fact, they are unchangeable. If it is a fact and is proven to be a fact then it is the truth and cannot be changed unless new evidence comes forward and until that happens that fact will remain just so. The same cannot be said for opinion. Opinions are not truth. …

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Uncategorised Do I Ever Feel Ashamed?

Do I Ever Feel Ashamed?

I was asked last night if I ever feel ashamed about being gay? This was not a malicious question. It came from an old friend of mine who had been made to feel ashamed by his fiances treating him as “the friend” at a religious charity event. The question reminded me of the other question …

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Uncategorised Never Give Up On A Life Idea

Never Give Up On A Life Idea

Our lives are both short and long. They are short in that they are fleeting when compared to the grand scheme of the universe and also in that there will always be things you weren’t able to do. Saying that, our lives are long enough for us to do so many things if we truly …

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Uncategorised What Is Your Enemy? – Class or Race?

What Is Your Enemy? – Class or Race?

There is always an enemy, especially in politics. In politics you need to have an enemy in order to fight for that cause you believe in. For me, my enemies are those who would sacrifice free speech and free debate in the name of being offended, political correctness and religious sensibilities. When it comes to …

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Uncategorised Success And Wealth Silence Your Voice?

Success And Wealth Silence Your Voice?

It is likely that Jeremy Corbyn will be elected leader of the Labour Party once again and with that will come an attitude that I personally find appalling. If you look on Twitter and other such places, you see supporters of Corbyn and his hard left ideas spouting negative remarks about those who have been …

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Uncategorised I Dislike People Agreeing With Me On Everything

I Dislike People Agreeing With Me On Everything

This may sound strange, but I dislike it when others agree with me on everything. I wrote an article the other day about how is ok to disagree with each other and not make it personal. Well, I also don’t think you can agree with someone on everything. How could you? You live different lives. …

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Uncategorised “Oh No, We Don’t Agree…So What?”

“Oh No, We Don’t Agree…So What?”

Something has happened in recent years. The atmosphere has changed. The battle lines have been drawn and if you cross even an inch over that line, you are an enemy or a traitor. I am talking about not just political discourse, but conversations in general. It is very hard to have a real conversation or …

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Uncategorised “This Isn’t Freedom. This Is Fear” – Long Journalism

“This Isn’t Freedom. This Is Fear” – Long Journalism

I wrote this piece of long journalism, whilst doing my Masters degree in International Journalism. It was very close to the time that the Edward Snowden leaks had occurred and state surveillance and other issues were hot on the menu. This piece is over two years old, however with the release of the new Snowden …

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