Articles from Club Troppo
Let’s first agree that if Trump is a blessing in disguise for world peace, he makes an exceptionally good disguise.
Sometimes we should just be grateful in this country for the steady hand on the tiller at the very highest levels.
Things are shaping up for extraordinary developments in the UK, and I’m not talking about Brexit. Well, I am, but not directly. I’m talking about strategic or tactical voting.
Are you dismayed at getting 100 emails a day you need to wade through, disturbing your concentration? Does your administration bother you constantly with things you just ‘have to be aware of’? Are you tired of the ‘executive reports’, ‘award notices’, ‘compulsory breathing training’, ‘lost car keys’, ‘upcoming events’, and a million other reminders of how everyone else wastes their time?
The family cycled from Berlin to Tallinn this year, giving me an opportunity to see how Poland and the Baltics have fared after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990s. Some observations:
– Poland is doing well. Agriculture there is as organised and productive as in Germany, with the newest combine harvesters collecting flour for millions of bread rolls.
There is still, I think, not enough recognition by teachers of the fact that the desire to think – which is fundamentally a moral problem – must be induced before the power is developed.
If these kinds of things existed in my country, I wouldn’t need to be running for President to fix everything up.
The only thing that didn’t leave a nasty taste in my mouth last year was the food.
Barry the hypothetical troll from last year (He’s been debunked, defrocked, unfriended and univited this year)