Good journalism is important for society and has achieved much. I am grateful for that. On the other hand, journalism gets a bad name from some questionable conduct. Aside from rude and stuck-up journalists, of whom I have met a few, there is 'irresponsible reporting'. This article is a probably an example. I say 'probably' because I don't know the full facts. I assume that the … [Read more...] about Alex Rowan’s Digest 21 Jan 2018
Dangerous dogs running amok in society is one of my 'pet peeves'. Pun intended. There is a solution, which I will outline, however politicians are unlikely to implement it. Today I came across this article: Woman savagely mauled in the street by her neighbour’s Great Dane cross Staffy bull terrier has 200 stitches to piece her chin together using skin and tendons from … [Read more...] about Alex Rowan’s Digest 11 Jan 2018
The festive holiday and new year season is, for many people, a time of argumentative discussions, disagreements and stress; which can have nasty undertones - a minefield for relationships. Here's information about how you can improve your relationships this festive season. One of the key life principles I use is learning from experts, from some of the best available. For … [Read more...] about Enjoy Better Relationships With Fewer Arguments And Less Stress This Holiday Season
Do you think the concept of addiction or compulsive behaviour around sex is a way for people to avoid responsibility for abusive behaviour? I think it can be. Decades ago I had various addictions & compulsive behaviours, yet I took personal responsibility for fixing them. These compulsions and addictions no longer bother me, or others, today - I don't have to 'fight' … [Read more...] about Is the concept of addiction or compulsive behaviour around sex a way for people to avoid responsibility for abusive behaviour?
Today I read this article in the Daily Mail: Punched as he slept, friends tortured with pliers: As it's revealed the Queen Mother tried to stop Charles going to Gordonstoun, no wonder he called it Colditz with kilts The article reminded me of my time at Rugby School from 1975 until 1978. Though not the darkest time of my life, attending Rugby School was a life changing … [Read more...] about Bullying, Masculinity And Sensitivity – Part Of My Story
If you are deluded, or 'politically correct', this post might not make pleasant reading. Click here to be taken to La La Land. We have just witnessed the terrible, and sad, shooting of little children, and adults, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, US, by 20-year-old Adam Lanza; who had serious mental health issues. As a result, the calls for increased gun … [Read more...] about Will Increased Gun Control Prevent Massacres?