What’s the difference between explorers, anthropologists and tourists

Criticism of explorer Benedict Allen, rescued in Papua New Guinea, raises an important question: when is it legitimate to travel to remote communities?

Bertrand Russell – Quotes

Some quotes from Bertrand Russell for you to ponder over your breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

We only speak of faith when we wish to substitute emotion for evidence – “Human Society in Ethics and Politics” (1954)

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.

Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.

In the USA happiness is a place called…

Charlottesville, Virginia

A new study has named Thomas Jefferson’s home town the feelgood capital of the US, but residents say that just means liberal values and a sense of community


TS Eliot – quotation on simplicity

A quotation for those who are seeking to keep things simple either in their life or in their creative endeavours:

“Great simplicity is only won by an intense moment or by years of intelligent effort”

T.S. Eliot



Bertrand Russell – Quotation

I read this quotation out at my Toastmasters meeting last night when I was Jokemaster/Inspirator and theme of the meeting was homlessness!

The quotation is from an article called ‘The Science to Save Us from Science’ and was written in 1950.

“Mankind has become so much one family that we cannot insure our own prosperity except by insuring that of everyone else. If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy.”