3. The Activist

In his younger days Pierre's Tintinesque quiff had been quite famous. Now that his hair was markedly thinner it stood less proudly than it had done in its pomp. Nonetheless such as it was it was his and he was very fond of it. After making a few necessary adjustments to the cherished thing in... Continue Reading →


2. The Newsreader

Marianne ran her fingers through the tightly curled black hair that surrounded the perfect oval face she presented to the world and crossed one elegant leg over another. Like all newsreaders she was employed because of her intelligence, education, articulacy and talent. Aesthetics, however, thought Étienne were always an unspoken factor in such appointments. "Thank you... Continue Reading →

1. The Journey Begins

A priest had been murdered. The killers shouted Allahu Akbar before cutting the old man's throat as he knelt by his altar. "The motive for the attack," intoned the newsreader with apparent sincerity "is not yet known." Étienne rubbed the tip of his nose with the palm of his hand, a characteristic gesture when he was... Continue Reading →

Think Philosophical, Act Local

The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it  (Karl Marx, 11th Thesis on Feuerbach) This thesis of Dr Marx is accurate so far as it goes I would however propose to alter its ending, thus- "The point, however, is to change oneself and then the world... Continue Reading →

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