Just preempting those who will inevitably yell 'PHOTOSHOP FAKE NEWS PHOTOSHOP'. If it walks like a duck, looks like a duck and quacks like a duck - chances are it's a feckin' duck. #OccamsRazor
“Maa how brave you are” people told me when I resigned my post on the Manoel Theatre Board and publicly voiced my reasons why. “Maa how brave you are” they said again when I ranted on Facebook about the awfulness that is our public transport system. “Maaa how brave you are” they declared once more … Continue reading Brave New World
This is serious, guys. This is a direct affront to our freedom of expression. We will be asked to REGISTER our blogs. With the Government. Or else be fined. Simply put - what if the Government doesn't like what we have to say? What's to stop It from prosecuting us and denying us a platform … Continue reading What’s Next? The Thought Police?
Ah Nostalgia. What a double-edged sword. I look back on my childhood wistfully – sun-dappled mornings in Marsalforn, long languid days spent snorkelling, swimming till our fingers turned into prunes, guzzling grapes at the water’s edge – feet dangling in the cool blue Mediterranean Sea, salt-cracked skin, long afternoon naps lazily brushing away the slow-green-persistent … Continue reading Nostalgia
Here's one I wrote back in August 2015. I had posted it on the facebook forum Women for Women - it garnered quite a response. I thought I'd reproduce it here. The first time it happened I was very young, around 10 years old. A hyperactive tomboy - always on the go, always singing, always … Continue reading Why I Didn’t Speak Up
“Well, at least he’s not Trump”, a friend said to me yesterday while we were, for a change (haha), discussing local politics. ‘He’ being our Prime-Minister Dr Joseph Muscat. “True dat”, I said to myself (because when I talk to myself I’m always a 90s Gangsta). At least ‘He’ hasn’t blocked people from certain nations … Continue reading At Least He’s Not Trump
Post-Truth. Post-Fact. Half-Truths. Alt-Truth. Fake-News. Call it what you will – just don’t call it ‘LIES’. We’ve all railed at 2016 for taking from us many loved and admired actors and musicians; however, the reality is that the Grim Reaper seems to have inexorably wielded his scythe over The Truth too. It started with Brexit … Continue reading Schrödinger’s Facts