We have more women in congress now more than ever; the first Native-American woman; the first Muslim woman wearing a hijab is entering congress this January; and a democratic socialist became the youngest woman ever elected to congress. Call it a blue wave or whatever – all the hope and action that’s erupted in the … More A Christmas Miracle: Dems Take Back the House
If you didn’t read the above title in the voice of Cliff Richard, then I assume that the next few months aren’t your favourite in the calendar. However, regardless of whether you consider yourself a modern-day St. Nick or a bit of a Scrooge, Christmas will be happening this year. I myself fall somewhere between … More Christmas time: balance low from wine?
I don’t know how most people meet the love of their life, but I think even for the 1930s my grandparents story is unusual. My grandparents met in 1938 aged eleven; my grandfather recalls vividly being taken by ‘a fair-haired girl with golden skin’ to see the newts in the pond and he claims he … More The Caldecott Community
I tried to enjoy the party at Murano, but the whole time I was filled with crippling anxiety due to the squint Buckfast bottle on top of the Christmas tree. It sat in the corner of the communal kitchen alongside the discarded wrapping paper and the spare tatty tinsel. I had a tree that size … More Fake Plastic Buckfast Christmas Trees
On Sunday the 28th of October, Lewis Hamilton became the Formula One World Champion for the fifth time, joining the likes of Michael Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio with five world titles and a place in the record books. Formula One driving is a sport that although many discard, requires skill, precision, quick reactions and … More Powered by Plants
In 2013, Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla, decided that transport needed a new player. Cars are too slow and unsafe, trains too costly, planes too loud and inefficient over short and medium distances. Importantly, they’re all unsustainable. So what could this fourth mode of transport be? As much as Musk might like us … More Introducing Glasgow Hyperloop
Glasgow Student Theatre’s history with comedy has been rather hit and miss of late, from their excellent production of Laura Wade’s Posh in 2016 to their rather more flawed production of Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors earlier this year (for a breakdown on that, please read my review at https://michaelmusings.wordpress.com/2018/06/03/review-stag-presents-one-man-two-guvnors-by-richard-bean/). I Shot the Detective, … More Theatre Review: StaG presents I Shot the Detective