There seems to be a revolution going on. The 80's and 90's saw greed and material gain run out of control. We've had worldwide recession, and threats of violence from all quarters. It would be easy to turn to complete, unrelenting apathy, but something remarkable is happening. In the 21st century, a time of high techhology, speed and convenience, the yearn for traditional values is making a hard-hitting and determined return. More and more men are seeking to regain their masculinity, not through machismo, but through the tradation of the Gentleman.
Ever hear the phrase "It's nothing personal! It's just business". I don't like that phrase. I think it's a cop out. In fact - I know it's a cop out. It's what people with no sense of responsibility say when they have just screwed you over.. You never hear of somebody saying "Here's £50,000. No it's not personal, it's just business" But more importantly, it's complete nonsense.
During the last week the BBC has produced some excellent programming in the shape of Big Blue Live. For those unaware a group of BBC Earth reporters headed off to Monterey Bay, California, to do some live broadcasts about the big gathering of creatures that occur there every year. Monterey Bay is a Marine Conservation Zone, and extends a lot of protection to the inhabitants and environments in that area.
This morning, whilst doing my early morning trawl of social media, I was overwhelmed to see this the footage of a Blue Whale has gone viral: