The Ancient Caledonian Forest – A Woodland in Crisis

The Caledonian Forest is the name given to the small pockets of ancient, native woodland left in Scotland. A few hundred years ago, it would have covered the vast majority of the Scottish mainland, giving home to wolves, bears, wild boar, lynx, red squirrels, deer, golden eagles, osprey, beavers, badgers and barn owls, to nameContinue reading “The Ancient Caledonian Forest – A Woodland in Crisis”

The “Fourth Turning” – Crisis.

You can feel truth. It touches your soul. MLK’s I Have a Dream, a breath-taking sunset, watching a sportsperson in their prime – these are all truths. It can be difficult to explain it with words, but everyone experiencing it will look at each other, smile knowingly and nod their head in agreement. Van Neistat’sContinue reading “The “Fourth Turning” – Crisis.”

On Leadership – The Patterson Post #20

Hi Everyone,  This week I’m writing about leadership. I suspect I’m not the only one uninspired by the people in power. I’m asking why that is and what we can do about it.  Let me know your thoughts in the comments! Read time – 5 minutes On Leadership The world is in a crisis ofContinue reading “On Leadership – The Patterson Post #20”

Why Mixed Martial Arts Belongs in The Olympics

The year is 684BCE. Two young, Greek Olympians stare each other down, ready to test their skills. The event they will compete in is “Pankration” – an ancient form of Mixed Martial Arts.  The only difference between modern MMA and Pankration is the gloves. All of the rules are essentially the same. In both sports,Continue reading “Why Mixed Martial Arts Belongs in The Olympics”

The New Science of Psychedelics – The Patterson Post #19

Hello everybody,  ‘Tis I once again, writing about a subject close to my heart – psychedelics.  I know these substances come with a lot of baggage and preconceptions. But please read with an open mind and heart.  Estimated read time – 5 minutes  Enjoy!  The New Science of Psychedelics  In the 1960s, a Harvard psychologistContinue reading “The New Science of Psychedelics – The Patterson Post #19”

On Violence Towards Women – The Patterson Post #18

Hi everyone,  A little late due to a last minute topic change and some delays in the world of Ross.  Read time – 4 minutes  Violence Towards Women – Men’s Problem to Fix  Sarah Everard was walking home from a friend’s house when she went missing. Her body was later found with a police officerContinue reading “On Violence Towards Women – The Patterson Post #18”

The Patterson Post #17 (Part 2) – On UFC 259 – One of the Greatest Cards We’ve Ever Seen

Hello, it’s me again.  As promised, I’m back with The Patterson Post #17 – Part 2. In this part, I’m going to break down UFC 259’s main card, why it’s exciting, and give you some cool content to cast your eyes over before the fights commence.  Read time – 3 minutes  Enjoy. UFC 259 –Continue reading “The Patterson Post #17 (Part 2) – On UFC 259 – One of the Greatest Cards We’ve Ever Seen”