Archive for October, 2008

“Who is writing the future?” was the question heading a statement issued by the Bahá’í International Community in February 1999 that explored the challenges facing humanity at the end of the 20th century. Now, almost a full decade since this perceptive document first appeared, this question seems more relevant than ever. With share markets continuing […]


Last Saturday I awoke with an unusual word on my mind. Levant. As consciousness slowly returned, it intrigued me how it could be that this particular word should be circling inside my brain on this particular morning. Staring blearily at myself in the bathroom mirror, I wondered if it had anything to do with the […]


Call me ‘sad’ but one of the few things that makes bearable the swift drawing-in of the evenings in this part of the world is the return each autumn of the extraordinary phenomenon that is The X-Factor. Now, I am no television addict by any stretch of the imagination – I don’t even have a […]