“Be at War with your Vices, at Peace with your Neighbours, and let every New-Year find you a better Man.”

So wrote Benjamin Franklin in 1755, and one could argue it’s still damn good advice today.


Just two weeks into 2018, storms have already begun brewing and I don’t mean the meteorological kind. The politics game has long been a dirty one, but it’s interesting to note that things have become even filthier of late. Whichever part of the world you’re from, I’m sure at least one person springs to mind who would do well to take Franklin’s advice.

In the meantime though, why don’t we? Sure, we may not have the global outreach of some, or the power to influence policy or change lives (yet), but if every ‘New-Year [is to] find you a better Man’, then the clock starts ticking from January 1st.

Hopefully this post will be the first of many, and if you’ve read my About page, you’ll know that (mostly) literary content is to follow.

(If you’ve yet to read the About page, sparse as it is, I suggest you do so because, well, why not? You’ve made it this far.)