The Time Traveler: Hugh Ellis

Advice to men: confront your fellow man

The Time Traveler: Hugh Ellis ‘Confront your fellow man when (or better, before) he does wrong to women and children’ is not easy advice to follow, but we must do it. In my first two columns on ‘advice to men’ I talked about how we should learn to control our anger and resolve conflicts peacefully, looking for win-win solutions. I explained why should question society’s assumptions about what it means to be a man. In the last of the series, I argue that these steps are meaningless if we don’t go out into the world and challenge our fellow men…
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Namibian Winter Time

The Time Traveler: Hugh Ellis Have you noticed how hard it is to get out of bed, these winter mornings? How it’s dark and cold and windy when most of us have to get up? How, in many parts of the country, those learners who’ve been allowed to go back to school are going to school in the cold and the dark? That for many workers living at the far side of Katutura, winter means waiting for buses and taxis in the freezing dark? If only there was a solution? Oh, wait, there is! Or was. The sun rises ‘objectively’…
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