2017 Nobel Prize – Peace

If you want to know about this year’s winner, just jump around my preamble by scrolling down. “Peace” is perhaps the joker in the Nobel pack because this is the award that has often resulted in what can be best described as WTF moments. The other awards are worthy of attention because they spotlight work … Read more2017 Nobel Prize – Peace

2016 Nobel Prize – Peace

I was tempted to skip writing about the Nobel Peace prize. Rather obviously my primary interest has been the three big Nobel Prizes (Medicine, Physics, and Chemistry) that I wrote up earl;lier on in the week. The “Peace” prize however does perhaps deserve some attention, specifically because the entire endeavour is at times (if I may … Read more2016 Nobel Prize – Peace

2015 Nobel Prize : Peace – #NobelPrize – Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet

This is the Nobel Prize where the folks in Sweden hand the baton over to the folks in Norway to select the winner, and it is also where things can often take a sudden left-hand turn into the utterly bizarre or outright absurd, but I would add, not because it is Norway, but rather because … Read more2015 Nobel Prize : Peace – #NobelPrize – Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet

2014 Nobel Prize – Peace … rather a lot of upset often comes from this one

This is the one that they often get very very wrong. I don’t mean to imply that those within the selection process are either stupid or daft, but rather is an observation that it is perhaps a political decision, and so when the decision goes against the tide of my own personal politics, it becomes … Read more2014 Nobel Prize – Peace … rather a lot of upset often comes from this one

How can anybody raised on dogma and hate choose a different path?

Can anybody born into an environment that immerses them into dogma, irrational belief, and hatred ever break free? It can indeed be a truly challenging journey to make, but the answer is a resounding yes. To illustrate, here is a fabalous example – Zak Ebrahim was just seven years old when his father helped plan the … Read moreHow can anybody raised on dogma and hate choose a different path?