• Thomas Pichler
  • 20/03/1991
  • Attended Plettenberg Bay Christian School, South Africa
  • Currently studying Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Vienna
  • Poetry Published in Anthologies by The International Library of Poetry, Noble House Publishers, Poetry Institute of  Africa, and Christian Poetry Association

 

As painting is to the eye, and music to the ears, so is writing to the mind.

I believe that ideas and words can change the world, both by influencing those around us and by changing our own perspectives. Writing has been my life’s goal and passion from a young age. It is my hope that the collection of writing on this website will inform, touch, and perhaps even entertain you as a reader.

Latest Posts

Fake (and Social Media) News

“Fake news”- the latest buzzword. And a firm favourite of cultural trendsetter, President Donald Trump.     Fake news- the deliberate supply of false, or at least horribly twisted, news stories in an attempt to deceive and persuade the largest...

Right to Left Politics

2016 has been an election year. A year of “crazy” decisions, even stranger candidates and outcomes, and shocking results. It has also been a divided year, with people from either the right or left being completely unable to even comprehend how the other...

Hitchhiker’s Guide to Science and Statistics

“Recent studies show….” “Scientists have proven…..” “Experiments suggest….”   Statements such as these are all too common in the media these days, whether it’s a news program looking for a good headline,...

Star Wars Dating Advice

Objectively seen, Star Wars may be the greatest film franchise of all time. But sometimes you have to wonder what we poor nerds are actually learning from these great classics. I recently watched both of the trilogies again, and some of the romantic elements are, uh,...

Memoirs of an Older Brother

Some ask me; ‘How did you become the older brother? I suppose you were born into it.’ No. Younger siblings are born into it. But the older brother is made. When an older brother is born, he is neither older than nor brother to anyone. He simply is. These...

White Privilege

Following the recent spate of protests, statue topplings, and painting burnings, you have probably heard the terms “privilege”, “white privilege”, and “whiteness”. (Most commonly in the nauseating rejoinder “Check your...

Read Like A Writer

Every once in a while I am made aware of just how many books I read. Most often when I see my monthly credit card statement and see how much I spend on Amazon’s e-books. (Often a solid 20-30% of my monthly expenditures) The other time I stop to reflect is on...

The Analects of Master Nodrem-The Wisdom of Modern Times

The Master said: “Blessed are those who reply upon reading your message- These are the hope of humanity.” Apprentice Li asked the master: “I was invited to a party with no clear host; how should I introduce myself?” The Master said:...

From Social Medium to Personal Extreme

I love to share all that I do, From walks to shopping sprees, I know I’m having fun because, I’ve snapped a great selfie. Whereever I go, they know, of course, I’ve Facebooked all the links, My Whatsapp’s pinging me so fast, I don’t have time to think. Of course I’m...

Abraham’s Interrupted Sacrifice

Humans have an amazing capacity for contextualising. When we see the world, we only notice the things that ‘stick out’ somehow, that don’t belong. We do the same when reading. Only the parts that don’t make sense or form contradictions come to...

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