The need for speed

Have you ever stepped off a train & suddenly been overtaken by the throng charging down the platform? Maybe you have pulled away from the traffic lights only to be left for dead by the revving masses? And what about being jostled around in a supermarket by those on a mission? I have on an almost daily basis. But why do we feel the ‘need for speed’? I guess to answer this question you have to look at our very recent evolution. For the previous 6 million years right up to say about 1700, the fastest we humans had been … Continue reading The need for speed

Make mine NATO

Tea – the undisputed conversation catalyst of Great Britain & Northern Ireland. For us Brits, there is nothing quite like enjoying a lovely cuppa with friends to promote camaraderie & friendship. It is also just happens to be a great way to start the day. Although it has been around in China for a few thousand years, tea is a relative newbie to this country, being allegedly introduced to British society by Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese wife of King Charles the Second, circa 1662 something (although I have it on good authority that Samuel Pepys made comment to it … Continue reading Make mine NATO

Get busy dyin’

Following on from the previous article (Endex), so I can say that without a shadow of doubt, every single one of us is going to DIE. Could be today, could be tomorrow – who knows? The when is hard to predict (unless you decide to euthanise yourself that is), but it does seem that you can accelerate yourself to extinction by smoking too many tabs, eating too many pies or drinking vast amounts of hooch (hey, don’t worry kids, other life-limiting methods are also available to choose from in the foyer of life). There is one substantial ‘fuctor’ (a self-induced, … Continue reading Get busy dyin’