So, women shouldn’t be chairing anything you say? Men do a better job, you say?

Shokhin, Or How to Overthink it in Style
Let’s start with the Minister of Public Relations, he’s assaulted members of the media, tied health workers to trees, has a son who assaults members of the military. He can’t be fired because he taunts former governments with “don’t make me tell them where all the bodies are buried.” Good choice there, I’m comforted knowing that the most senior public ...

So, women shouldn’t be chairing anything you say? Men do a better job, you say?

Shokhin, Or How to Overthink it in Style
Let’s start with the Minister of Public Relations, he’s assaulted members of the media, tied health workers to trees, has a son who assaults members of the military. He can’t be fired because he taunts former governments with “don’t make me tell them where all the bodies are buried.” Good choice there, I’m comforted knowing that the most senior public ...

Joy Cometh in the Morning

Shokhin, Or How to Overthink it in Style
May has brought death.  Death that is sudden and desperate, that oscillates in your heart.  Death that came like an unhurried prayer.   Death that has unfolded dramatically, a quick, scrawled note — and a silence that punctuates the air. Perhaps it’s the turn of the weather or the birth of a new moon, people slip away softly into the earth, ...

Joy Cometh in the Morning

Shokhin, Or How to Overthink it in Style
May has brought death.  Death that is sudden and desperate, that oscillates in your heart.  Death that came like an unhurried prayer.   Death that has unfolded dramatically, a quick, scrawled note — and a silence that punctuates the air. Perhaps it’s the turn of the weather or the birth of a new moon, people slip away softly into the earth, ...

The Toothless Resolution and How it Bites Back

Shokhin, Or How to Overthink it in Style
Look Elsewhere. It’s not a huge surprise that the UNHRC adopted the draft resolution tabled by United States, it was so utterly weak and pointless, that even India, an ally with whom we have recently rekindled diplomatic and economic relations chose to take this one on—there’s an adage somewhere about picking the battles you think are worth fighting.  But there ...

The Toothless Resolution and How it Bites Back

Shokhin, Or How to Overthink it in Style
Look Elsewhere. It’s not a huge surprise that the UNHRC adopted the draft resolution tabled by United States, it was so utterly weak and pointless, that even India, an ally with whom we have recently rekindled diplomatic and economic relations chose to take this one on—there’s an adage somewhere about picking the battles you think are worth fighting.  But there ...

Women Who Hide With Men

Shokhin, Or How to Overthink it in Style
We meet our friend, but almost never his girlfriend. She’s at home, she’s with her friends, she’s too tired. Bollocks. There’s a new era of kept women, not necessarily (or always) provided for financially, but certainly those who need a man about the house, a scruffy beard to bury a face in at night, even companionship – as much as ...

Women Who Hide With Men

Shokhin, Or How to Overthink it in Style
We meet our friend, but almost never his girlfriend. She’s at home, she’s with her friends, she’s too tired. Bollocks. There’s a new era of kept women, not necessarily (or always) provided for financially, but certainly those who need a man about the house, a scruffy beard to bury a face in at night, even companionship – as much as ...

“Surprise, Motherfucker!”

Shokhin, Or How to Overthink it in Style
We’ve been watching lots of Dexter at home.  We try physically to restrain ourselves to 3 episodes a day (“Dexter breaks”) it is that good, but let’s just say that rationing is not in our DNA. Like most folks I love a good murder yarn, but also may or may not admit to reading lots and ...

“Surprise, Motherfucker!”

Shokhin, Or How to Overthink it in Style
We’ve been watching lots of Dexter at home.  We try physically to restrain ourselves to 3 episodes a day (“Dexter breaks”) it is that good, but let’s just say that rationing is not in our DNA. Like most folks I love a good murder yarn, but also may or may not admit to reading lots and lots about serial ...

The Weekend—a Dose of Dogs

Shokhin, Or How to Overthink it in Style
It’s the weekend before my final week at a job I’ve had for six years, more on that at a later date.  If I could tag cloud it, the past couple of days would have gone something like this: puppies, dog show, cricket, puppies, cricket, beer, dog show, puppies, nigel marsh, anna deaveare smith, puppies. This year is going to ...

The Weekend—a Dose of Dogs

Shokhin, Or How to Overthink it in Style
It’s the weekend before my final week at a job I’ve had for six years, more on that at a later date.  If I could tag cloud it, the past couple of days would have gone something like this: puppies, dog show, cricket, puppies, cricket, beer, dog show, puppies, nigel marsh, anna deaveare smith, puppies. This year is going to ...

Graphic: Japan’s Earthquake Economy

Shokhin, Or How to Overthink it in Style
A battered economy? This began with some thoughts on donor fatigue and a little curiousity on how natural disasters impact the global economy, but quickly dissolved into lazy data-monkeyesque poo-slinging.  Japan has been battered relentlessly with nature’s vile rage since humans began recording

Graphic: Japan’s Earthquake Economy

Shokhin, Or How to Overthink it in Style
A battered economy? This began with some thoughts on donor fatigue and a little curiousity on how natural disasters impact the global economy, but quickly dissolved into lazy data-monkeyesque poo-slinging.  Japan has been battered relentlessly with nature’s vile rage since humans began recording the weather, but until recently they were the world’s second largest economy.  I plotted quarterly change in ...

Earthquake in Japan

Shokhin, Or How to Overthink it in Style
I thought today would be my auspicious return to blogging, but it was not to be. Japan is under water, on fire and in ruins. Much of both sides of the Pacific are in a sickening purgatory of waiting. NHK World is the only source of dispassionate news on Japan and BBC is streaming their content, they keep talking about ...

Earthquake in Japan

Shokhin, Or How to Overthink it in Style
I thought today would be my auspicious return to blogging, but it was not to be. Japan is under water, on fire and in ruins. Much of both sides of the Pacific are in a sickening purgatory of waiting. NHK World is the only source of dispassionate news on Japan and BBC is streaming their content, they keep talking about ...