Thanks much for taking the time in visiting my blog space. I hope to use it as a place to express my thought process on current affairs while at the same time encouraging me to be more of a critical thinker in developing ideas/arguments. In terms of my background, here is a snapshot;
I am someone quite passionate about photography in all its forms; Wildlife, Nature, Macro, Artistic, Modern etc.. Though I have spent a career in IT spanning over 15 years I am now totally focused on this form of art enjoying every aspect of it including things like colour, texture, light, framing and the like; plenty of learning, but mostly plenty of fun. You will find the link to my photography site by clicking the Photography menu on this site.
I also happen to be a Political Activist/Analyst/Blogger keen to defend/promote Liberal values/traditions where possible. I have been fortunate enough to travel/live in many countries – thanks to my fathers work as a career diplomat – including former Yugoslavia, Ethiopia, Turkey and briefly to India. This has helped shape my views as an ardent supporter Internationalism/multiculturalism. I use this blog site to share thoughts on current events as well as reviews to publications/articles of interest. Areas I am particularly passionate about are; Foreign Policy, International Law, Human Rights as well as Social Integration and the Environment.
Finally, in terms of my core beliefs as an Political Activist, these I would suggest are they key ones-(though I reserve the right to change them at will :-));
- Pragmatism/Activism in Defending Liberal Values
- Promoting Critical Thinking in debating issues (less politics/more content)
- Social Cohesion/Justice is a precursor to Economic Development
- Religious Freedom is paramount but should be applied in the context of Social Cohesion
Thanks again for your time and hope we can collaborate in future.