Death by a Thousand Cuts

Less than a week ago I stood in an empty house. There was no laughter, no joy, and certainly no changing the fate of the families who used to live there. The house was the secret annex where the Frank family and others tried to hide from the senseless persecution at the hands of the Nazis during WWII. It was utterly heart breaking.

Choosing Friends

My friend Ra is the reason I started blogging again. When I started blogging back in 2005, my posts were sporadic, amateur and without purpose. I was never part of the blogosphere - if such a thing existed back then - and as my first attempt at blogging, ultimately it fizzled out. Literally years went by between posts and I’d long since moved towards Twitter and Instagram. In my time away from blogging, I was somewhat aware of this Rarasaur person through my wife, but it wasn’t until I started clicking through the profiles of her commenters on Instagram last October that I found Rarasaur blog.

A Safety Net

I don’t often talk politics online. If you know me well enough, you will know where I stand. When the EU Referendum result was announced I instead posted the following simple message calling for civility and compassion whatever your point of view. I could already see that there was a lot of anger and anxiety and I feared that this could lead to violence and abuse. Whichever way you voted last night, let’s keep our heads and stick together.