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Why I Don’t Wear a Red Poppy

Autumn marches forward, and soon we are in November, that means one thing; Christmas is just around the corner. Christmas shopping, Black Friday, Day of the Dead in some cultures. But in my culture (Manx – British Crown Dependency) it also means a hail of Armed Forces Parades, religious remembrance services for the dead (with a keen focus on the guys from our side, of course) and the selling of red poppies… Read More

The Job For You (Opening Up About Career Choices and Mistakes)

From the age of 5, when I started school, teachers were already telling me to think about what job you want to do. It was always everyday things such as working in a supermarket, being a policeman or a firefighter. Teachers would keep insisting this throughout primary and secondary school, and no jobs appealed to me at all. I wondered why I couldn’t find anything I wanted to do because I had… Read More

The Fun of Starbucks

Starbucks. I really love their strong coffee. But it’s more than that. There’s the whole experience;First, I have to deal with that line-up. Depending on the location and time of dayYour gonna find about 6 to 8 people in that line-up. Well, that’s when Starbucks does this curious thing… They’re aware they have 8 or so people standing in line.When they elect to greet every single person with a question. Oh, and… Read More

Biblical Gender Roles

This is the first time I have done this, and I do not intend to make it into a habit. Recently, I found a delightful little website; Before you continue with my article,  dear reader, I invite you to cast your eyes over the website above as a whole and have a little look into the particular article that will be the subject of my writing; Before I begin, I… Read More

Command Your Self-Respect

How do we garner our self-respect? Why should we bother? To make us happy and fulfilled of course. A man who respects himself is respected by others. A leader is a winner in this world. Someone who respects himself is worth following. Other men and women will look up to him and take his lead. Let’s be real. People do judge a book by its cover. All the time people are giving… Read More

How to Determine Your Physique Goals

I have found that a lot of people (including me) want to go to the gym to get ‘fit’, ‘lose weight’ or get ‘shredded’, and that’s great, but, I will help you get a much clearer picture of what your ideal physique looks like. Visualisation is vital, which is why I have dedicated this post solely to this. Here is an example of how powerful visualisation is: There was a basketball study… Read More

Animal Testing is Outdated

I am a huge advocate for animal rights and welfare coming first, regardless of the reason the experimentation is taking place. I argue that with certain advancements, animal testing is simply outdated and no longer necessary. However, I do sympathise with anyone who has to choose between a loved one’s life and animal testing taking place.  Without a doubt, many major advancements have been made scientifically as a direct result of animal… Read More

Examples of Symbolism in Literature

Symbolism is often used in literature to paint colourful scenes. It affords the writer artistic expression that supersedes bland writing. Beyond that, symbolism also allows readers to visualize complex or difficult subjects. And, if nothing else, it presents readers at the local book club with an opportunity to pick apart various lines of text, searching for hidden meaning. Symbolism can be an object, person, situation, event or action that has a deeper meaning… Read More

9 Activities to Kick Off the Autumn Season!

Autumn is almost upon us! The leaves are about to start changing, the days will get shorter, and mornings will grow chillier and crisp as summer fades away. Though we will miss long summer days and warm nights (Queue “Summer Nights” from Grease), we have a brand new, exciting season approaching! So why not start thinking about some fun activities you can do to celebrate the coming of autumn? Here are a… Read More

The Truth Behind GCSE Grades 2020

Coronavirus has had a lot of disastrous impacts globally. One of the lesser publicised catastrophes that have occurred as a result of lockdown, is the current situation with GCSE and A-Level grades. In the Isle of Man, among other places in the world, in May/June Year 11 (students age 15-16) sit GCSE examinations, ordinarily. These grades determine whether or not you can attend to sixth form (school for those age 16-18, non-compulsory)…. Read More


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