I have this theory that you never really know a city until you run around it hungover. Until you wake up at the crack of dawn, cursing your decision to leave the bar / club midway through and go to a cashpoint – it’s safe to say that only very rarely does such a decision […]Read more "Running BXL"
As I sat there on the wall – 10 feet from the revolving doors that the confident, slightly fatigued Europeans were powering through – I just knew that I’d have to be a part of that atmosphere. My coffee was shitty but my outlook was bright. I felt kind of clear for the first time […]Read more "Choose to xl"
I feel rough, I’m only 63% sure that I have clean underwear for tomorrow, and my pasta sauce smells like it’s ready. Feels good to be back. I recently re-read Murakami’s ‘What I Talk About When I Talk About Running’, and in it he quoted some other writer who said that if you want to […]Read more "BXL"
Metaphor or pretty picture? More on this later. Like, soon. Don’t worry As I approach the end of my – dare I say it – second post-graduation holiday, it’s becoming clear that the patience of everyone around me is wearing thin. Like a balding thirty-something in a club, it’s probably time to stop kidding myself. […]Read more "A Perfect Future"
I love democracy. Not for the reasons that most people do – ’cause it gives a voice to the oppressed, can force existing power structures to break down, stops wars etc etc – but because it creates some truly hilarious situations. Remember that one about the election in America in 2000? Al Gore was totally […]Read more "Watch out, Democracy! (Kenyatta’s gonna get ya)"
???Just stay out of trouble, yeah? Don???t let it catch up with you???. Those were the last words that a friend of mine said to me. For the past three months, I???ve volunteered with a London-based charity called Detention Action. They train people such a…Read more "Indefinite Detention – The tragedy you’ve never heard of #UK"
Let???s face it: North Korea is the gift that just keeps on giving. Oh, how we laughed when the North Korean team played in the World Cup and we caught a glimpse of their training sessions ??? weaving in and out of gym members at a local fitness centr…Read more "#NorthKorea – The dangerous global punchline"