The 21st century needs an awakening

The 21st century needs an awakening Recently I watched the 1990 film Awakenings with Robin Williams and Robert De Niro. Robin Williams plays consultant Malcolm Sayer in a mental hospital, overseeing a bunch of patients in a catatonic state. The staff generally have a widely accepted belief the people are dead inside, which Sayer rejects … Continue reading The 21st century needs an awakening

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The rise and fall of an open mic comedian

When I went to University, I was distracted by my desire to have a go at standup comedy.  During lectures I would be scribble down jokes instead of paying attention.  Eventually I had fleshed out my ideas into a five-minute set.  Was it funny?  There was only one way to find out, so I arranged my first … Continue reading The rise and fall of an open mic comedian