‘Insofar as you are willing to point out someone’s fault to them, directly to their face with a view to helping them correct it, you can speak critically about them.’ If we are not willing to speak to someone directly and risk a negative reaction, we shouldn’t speak at all, as to do so is cowardly.

A Journey through Middle Earth

With the dawn of the Fourth Age, Middle Earth has seen a resurgence in it’s tourism industry. Yes, we were all aware of some peculiar conflict going on that involved a ring, and a dark lord and something about the end of the world, but that’s all history now. According to reliable sources, which include…


Humanity’s exponential growth is unsustainable…Imagine a tired out polar bear drowning between icebergs because they are simply too far from one another for him to reach. Heartbreaking…


There is an agenda in the world that puts human life and our only planetary home second and money and pleasure first. You don’t have to be a genius to see that. Bands like Muse highlight this fact.

Walking on Water

‘I will call upon your name, keep my eyes above the waves, my soul will rest in your embrace, I am yours, and You are mine.’

Why is Christianity such a Joke? By a Catholic.

It is one of the delicious ironies of Catholicism that something so serious as the very salvation of our souls is brought about in a manner that seems laughable. The question now is: Do you want to laugh along with God forever?

Why? And How?

Isn’t it amazing? The fact that we exist and that we exist as ourselves, in a universe which exists, which doesn’t have to exist.

Where can a language take you? (Part Three)

I woke up the following morning feeling a mixture of mild trepidation and excitement. My first day at school! As a teacher, of sorts. (This story may make more sense if you read parts one and two, in case you haven’t done so already. Here are the links!) https://ajshannonblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/where-can-a-language-take-you-part-one/ https://ajshannonblog.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/where-can-a-language-take-you-part-two/ I had Kellogg’s Frosties for…

The Mental Health Benefit of Hobbies.

(Image courtesy of Bing) We are all born with different bodies and brains. I am in no way knowledgeable when it comes to the field of biology, but my understanding of who human beings are as individuals is that we are born with predispositions toward our likes and dislikes. Our bodies, so intricately interwoven with…

Where can a language take you? (Part Two)

‘Caracoles en salsa’ – Snails in sauce. Mmmmm! (Google Images) (Note: All names changed for individual’s privacy.) The first day felt like like trying to negotiate an obstacle course whilst blindfolded and relying solely on the guidance of spectators. Barcelona El Prat Airport at one in the morning. Bus to Gran Via. Found my hostel…