A truly diamond Diamond Jubilee!

Congratulations on your Diamond Jubilee, Ma’am!


I’ve had a really fantastic couple of weeks visiting lots of interesting places – including some of the world’s top locations, such as LA, San Francisco and Silicon Valley… However, it was only when I was sitting outside Underworld at … Continue reading

Election Day 2012: Our beautiful democracy!

I had a very stimulating day campaigning, knocking on people’s doors and debating on the doorstep, and it reminds me just how beautiful a thing that democracy is. My colleagues and I got a very positive response from most people … Continue reading

Manipulated images manipulate society. It’s time to stop.

Earlier today I read a very interesting article on ‘Shine’ regarding several recent examples of celebrities who are resisting the use of doctored and digitally-enhanced images of themselves in the media. There are some particularly strange examples of celebrities looking … Continue reading

A very special lunch with heart-warming afters…

This afternoon I had a lovely lunch at Il Baretto in Blandford Street – the best steak I have had this year, but a little too much for me to handle after a big breakfast with Charles. I asked the … Continue reading

Third Sector Magazine Interview with Marcus East: Online Masterclass – Driving Donations through Social Media

A video of Marcus East made during the Third Sector Magazine Online Masterclass Series in Autumn 2011. In this sequence I talk about the use of social media to drive donations for charities, and the full session including the slides … Continue reading

Difference Engine: Luddite legacy (The Economist)

Fantastic article in The Economist about technology, automation and the impact on jobs and society: http://www.economist.com/node/21536460

A lesson in punctuation: What a woman needs!

I’ve seen several interesting plays on punctuation recently, but this one is by far the best, and it certainly led to quite an interesting debate on Facebook when I posted it:

Reflections on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attack in NYC

Today has been a solemn one full of thoughts for those directly affected by the devastating terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in NYC that took place 10 years ago. Few can fail to remember where they were when … Continue reading

D’Angelo Cruisin’ – an unusually good cover of a classic

Very rarely does a remake surpass an already outstanding original, but this is one of those rare occasions; D’Angelo’s version of the Smokey Robinson classic, “Crusin’”. D’Angelo – Cruisin’ on MUZU.TV (You may have to tolerate a brief advert that … Continue reading