Food & Drink

A Pleasant Summer Cocktail

I’m not in the habit of making cocktails, and I don’t drink a lot of them either. The exception is the special one made by Igor at the Bloom Bar just off King’s Cross Road. Igor is a genius and he makes people cocktails according to their tastes.

Other than that, though, it’s wine or whisky all the way for me. Except for one time in April, when I didn’t feel like drinking either of those things. I have an extensive drinks collection at home even though I don’t drink most of them, so I thought I’d make up a cocktail and see how it went.

It went well.  Continue reading “A Pleasant Summer Cocktail”

Personal, Philosophy

How We See Things

The ways in which people interpret the world have always amazed and intrigued me. How two people can look at the same situation, be armed with the same knowledge about it, and yet still come out with different conclusions (aka ‘politics’). How two people can have a very similar experience and yet react in wildly different ways. How something that can floor one person won’t bother another.

But even more subtly: how the individual ways in which we think about the world – our personal hermeneutics – help us to see things through a unique lens.

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