He was a coward and he let stronger men die for him. I didn't say that out loud to the curious boy in front of me, looking so hopeful for tales of adventure and fun. I thought of the innocent question again what was his grandfather like in the war? I can't think of anything … Continue reading War


A Battle of Habits

I began running in order to push myself. I didn't run gracefully or admirably. It was the ugly run of someone beyond their limit and this is what I enjoyed. The thrill of doing something I previously thought I couldn't was exhilarating. I treated it is a form of masochism. At times when I failed … Continue reading A Battle of Habits

10 Historic Origins of Classic TV Tropes

Why does the cackling villain have an oiled handlebar moustache? What on earth is the point of a witch’s hat? The origins of these classic TV tropes would normally pass over our heads as being simply 'the way things are'. However the appearance of many famous fictional characters are not merely coincidental but have been … Continue reading 10 Historic Origins of Classic TV Tropes