I’ve been wrestling with the blog idea for some time.
Psychologists say you retain 10% of what you read, but 90% of what you teach to others. Now, for the first time in my life, I’m no longer learning every day. What you learn in high school, or even university, will likely be forgotten, or simply outdated, in ten years’ time. So why stop learning? The world isn’t going to wait.
Last month kicked me into action. Maniacs with missiles, race hate, and an ever deepening political divide have become motifs on the TV screen. With our world order hurdling, the future will be determined by the actions of women and men today. I wanted my voice to be heard.
From the Parapet will discuss politics – I’m sure my personal views will become increasingly clear – but this is not a political blog. History and current events will be my focus: I intend to present the modern world through the lens of the past. That, or share any knowledge I feel like sharing. If you’d prefer a specifically political blog, there are a thousand others out there. If you are a looking for the biweekly musings of would-be erudite, you have come to the right place.
Next post will be up in a few days.