Growing up in the 60’s, and the brave new era of TV, I can remember with great fondness some of the eloquent, important speeches given by US Presidents. To an Englishman, the accent, and diction were fascinating. One of my … Continue reading Diction, Eloquence, ISIS and The Big Lie
That’s right. Some guy almost every American has never heard of, Wang Jianlin, is worth four to six times what Donald Trump is. And, Mr Jianlin is one Chinese entrepreneur, there are dozens of them. Yet, Donald Trump, says he will take on China and win. I’m guessing he means with our money rather than his own? Continue reading Trump vs China
I often think to myself about coincidences, there are often times when I wonder if that was just a coincidence, but I’m most often decide it wasn’t. If you know me, you’ll know I’m a great believer in making you own luck and thus, it’s not a coincidence, it’s a result of a conscious, or unconscious action or decision. That doesn’t mean coincidences don’t exist, this weeks This American Life has some great stories, enjoy! Continue reading Coincidences
OK, so I’m tired, I was out really late last night and I had to go to the Travis County tax office for 8am this morning to sign away the title for my VW CC aka, sell my car. Afterwards, I’m in my new car, heading to work and I decided to catch-up on the January 11th This American life, the episode is #484, Doppelgängers. After an intro which included a Saturday Night Live actor imitating TAL show host, Ira Glass, they get down to act one. A story about food and food lookalikes. The real Ira Glass says “A … Continue reading Know where your food comes from?
What with Football players inventing dead girlfriends, cyclists deceiving everyone most of the time, sometimes lying can be difficult to understand, not the lie, but the motivation and more importantly, often why people believe lies in the face of reasonable evidence. This American Life nails it as usual. Listen along online, or download episode 173 Continue reading Deception