Want to know what your Dad thinks? Don’t ask me! I’m just a forty-something who cares too much. What about? Fairness? Justice? Nature? Well, all of those things a bit, but mostly I care about the future. Your future and mine. There is only one future, and we all have to share it.
As I work in the finance indusry, keeping an eye on current affairs is really important to me in my job. A political change here or there impacts on the economy, and the state of the economy affects investment returns. Since I left the UK to work overseas my eyes have been opened to many other ways of solving problems the UK didn’t know it had, and this outside perspective sometimes comes through in my writing.
Unlike most politicians, I have to look at the long term of 5 to 10 years or more, so the effects of impulsive actions taken now may at first seem benign, but I have to consider the longer term effects, and who might use a precedent for their own nefarious ends in the future.
Because I originally trained as a scientist, and as an ecologist to boot, I sometimes use biological metaphors and examples in my posts, or even translate biological principles into other fields of interest eg, thinking of an economy as if it were an ecosystem – and it is of course – which I think makes a refreshing change. It gives me an inside angle on environmental issues too.
So that’s what this blog is all about. Trying to stop people cocking up the future by acting like idiots now. All I can offer is keen observation and a sharp wit (he’ll be along in a minute).
I tend to write in flurries, so do come back and visit from time to time. Oh yes, and I still don’t quite “get” all this Web 2.0 stuff, I can’t text talk, and most of the words describing blogging are a mystery to me, so please don’t hesitate to put me right if I go wrong!