About

About the author…

I was born in Scotland, and I currently live in Edinburgh, although I have had the good fortune to live in many other places – predominantly in Germany in various places from Munich to Heidelberg to Berlin – but also Brussels, London, Chennai and Tokyo. Through my work and my personal desire to travel, I have spent time in a great deal many other places and met and become friends with some amazing people.

Perhaps it is those of us who stay in our comfort zones and echo chambers that are really the escapists after all.

Returning to the city I grew up in, I never really felt the same as I did before I left. Having had the opportunity to experience life from so many different perspectives, I feel it has opened my mind to a much broader way of thinking than I would have felt possible before. I think that it is from this that I have formed a very internationalist view of society, and shy away from insular protectionism and separatism.

Whatever your views, I hope that you find my perspective interesting – and above all – rational

I find myself now in my early thirties, doing a job I like and that makes my life comfortable, but yet I still feel that something is missing. Maybe once you’ve experienced such a different way of living it’s never really possible to go back to normalcy. But then, who decides what is normal? I love cycling, and running – I think the escapism of them appeals to me. And both are a poor substitute from the escapism that is travelling. Then again, is wanting to be part of the world and experience the richness and variety of cultures and landscapes really escapism? Perhaps it is those of us who stay in our comfort zones and echo chambers that are really the escapists after all.

I created this site as a place to construct and share my views in a level of detail that necessitates more than 140 characters at a time. As an ardent supporter of EU membership, you will observe that the articles I write will be focused in and around this topic, but I also wanted somewhere to share my views on the direction that we should be taking society. Whatever your views, I hope that you find my perspective interesting – and above all – rational.