Category Archives: Social and political

I am an alien with two hearts

and so are most of the women I know. Yes. Her. Weirdly, I feel like I’m best represented by a regenerated alien with two hearts and a sonic screwdriver. There’s so much I love about the new Doctor, and so … Continue reading

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Emoji land

I used a winky face. My son’s sports coach put up a notice about an event. It will last from “9.30am through to 4am”, he said. “That’s a long day” I posted back. Winky face. My daughter folded up with … Continue reading

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The strings are the important bit

My son explained that he liked chatting to his internet friends (in Norway! in Hawaii! in Cheshire!) because it’s socialising “with no strings attached”. Foolish boy. He’s internet savvy. He’s cynical about what people say about themselves. He’s had internet … Continue reading

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Sexual harassment.

Yes, I’m getting on the bandwagon. I’m allowed. Everyone else is. What gets me, right, is these men who say “as the father of daughters…”. The people who say “there are parents out there who have the right to expect … Continue reading

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More thoughts on Brexit

We live in a post-truth world. We are now so accustomed to lies, half lies, fantasy and complex convoluted mixtures of all those things that I don’t know if we have any idea what the truth is any more.   … Continue reading

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Brexit

I had known him all my life, and I thought I knew him. He was broadly tolerant, though he liked to grumble. He was cynical about most things, and had a wry sense of humour. He was polite and knew … Continue reading

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