Our Own Extreme

March 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
After the terrible attacks in Belgium yesterday, we are yet again presented with a choice. We can choose to think things through, be reasonable, and be a tolerant society who doesn’t judge based on skin colour or creed. Or, we can choose to be dominated by fear, make irrational decisions which make us feel safe, but really achieve nothing. We can m...
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OPINION: Giving Up The Race to the Bottom

February 10, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Today is Ash Wednesday, and begins the season of Lent for Christians around the world. For most, the thought of Lent brings back memories of giving up something for six weeks until Easter. Perhaps this year, instead of something trivial like chocolate or sugar, our politicians would considering giving up their race to the bottom, even if only for a...
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OPINION: Trying to Make Sense

November 14, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Humans are insatiably curious by their nature. Everything needs to be explained. Every question needs to be answered. It just doesn’t make sense when we can’t explain why something happened. We become trapped in our own world views, unable to understand why somebody would do something that we wouldn’t. As we age, the world can seem like a boring...
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OPINION: The Problem With #IAmAnthony

May 27, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
In recent days, the hashtag #IAmAnthony has taken off, with thousands of people coming out to support teen photographer Anthony Mazur, who was forced by his school in the US to take down his Flickr page, which contained images he had taken at school sport events. As someone who also shoots extensively for my school, his case stood out to me, but no...
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OPINION: Why All the Misinformation?

January 07, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
In the past 12 months, our screens have been filled with images of horrific events from all corners of the globe unfolding in front of our eyes. From the disappearance of MH370 and the shooting down of MH17, to the Sydney siege and now, the Paris massacre. All of these events have had one thing in common: the media, in their race to be first with t...
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