I woke up this morning intending to write something. It was quiet, and the sun was bright and low in the sky. Early morning, with blue skies and quiet. Yesterday, someone moved in to this floor of the apartment building. Four hours of the door squeaking open, then banging shut. Then squeaking open, and shutting… Continue reading Sunday Morning
Today has not been a good day. Yesterday was not great either. Or the day before. In truth, this whole week has been surreal. Can the largest democracy in the West be crumbling? Once that notion was unthinkable. Now it seems it is terrifyingly possible. As Napoleon found out, winter should be about hibernation, not… Continue reading Hope and Despondency
Looking back Not sure that there is much more to say. Especially now, it feels like everyone has grappled for some new take on everything – some visionary look at all that has happened, or some clever tweet. How to turn a year of extremes and emotions into some secondary school genre exercise – do… Continue reading The last day of 2020
This can all be blamed on a yoga pose designed to release emotions and break the dam holding everything back. I am eating my first mince pie of the season along with a very cheeky morning glass of Beaujolais. Tuer le ver! Mince pies actually taste better than I remember. I’ve always had a keen… Continue reading Holidays – December 27, 2020
Rainbow Laces This morning I was happy to see prominent football players, captains, wearing the rainbow armband and speaking out for LGBTQ+ rights. How far we’ve come, I thought, even now when the shadow of xenophobia and fascism is ever-present. They aren’t ashamed to speak out. Things can change. However, while there was an interview… Continue reading Rainbow Laces
Gabriel and Jabier. What they can never tell anyone. What they can only tell each other. Discover their story. At this level, they have an image to maintain. Fans to please, managers to placate, owners and sponsors to convince. For some, it’s the perks that come with the new lifestyle that they need to keep… Continue reading Touch Memory
The new book by Alice Severin.
Content 4 November 3 I voted. November 4 5 6 Or WTF. Saw this on TikTok. Exactly WTF. November 7 This morning felt different. Depression comes and goes, so wary of any change in mood that may be fleeting. Lightness, or darkness, sometimes the best thing to do is routine. Coffee. Tea. But the slight… Continue reading At last