Category: Life Stories

The Long Way

There are many ways to London. Visiting Northern Ireland for my friends Phil and Esther’s wedding, I found myself with a day to get from the cottages where we staying in Newtownards down to London to visit my cousin Eric and some other friends from Bangladesh. I love trains and given the choice, I always […]

the story

Terry Pratchett says that “People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around.” I’ve been thinking a lot about stories. There’s a story that wants to be told; the triumph of the underdog, discovery of the unknown or finding of hidden treasure. I love stories but I think they are […]

Lesson 14: shudo hatul takle…

I am guilty of thinking that I know how the world works. Oh sure, I might not know everything, but I know many of the general principles and if I need to, can do the research to find out the details. Thing is, I sometimes get blindsided by ideas outside of my discipline, for example […]