The Monday Retrospect

What is ‘The Monday Retrospect’?

This is a weekly collection of things that have caught my attention and imagination over the last week.  It is a chance to put into words what I have been doing, thoughts I have been processing, things that are happening.  It’s a bit of a mind dump really.

  • I have been deeply saddened by the news of PC Ronan Kerr’s death this week.  This is a futile attempt to derail a complex peace process with which the people of NI are engaging.  Thoughts and prayers are with the family and community at this time – they have all shown such grace in the face of adversity.
  • For further information about the complexities and meaning of this attack check out this erudite account ‘Why the dissidents kill’ by Ross Frenett at ‘Human Rights in Ireland’ and an impassioned account about ‘Getting Serious about Peace’ by Nathan Erskine.
  • Comparative study (in Politics/IR) is important and useful, but perhaps a little bit overrated?
  • Harvard Referencing or Chicago Referencing?  Which do you prefer?  Me?  I prefer Chicago.  Personally I think Harvard referencing is one of the most god awful things to enter academia.
  • Is there any difference between representational governance and democracy?  Let me know your thoughts?
  • First say to yourself what you would be; then do what you have to do.” – Epictetus
  • I am looking forward to watching ‘The Event’ tonight!
  • Some of the most awesome offices ever!

    Beauty Office

  • I’d like to take this blog onto WordPress.org someday – I just don’t quite know if I’m there yet!  Who knows…maybe I am.
  • Inspiration and Genius–one and the same.” – Victor Hugo

That’s it for this week.  What’s going on with you?

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