For those of us who grew up in religion and later came to reject it, eschewing belief doesn’t automatically mean freedom from its burdens. Unfortunately. A decade later, I still … Continue reading
The right decision feels right. There’s a moment in the first Harry Potter book where Harry finds the wand most suited to him. It’s captured wonderfully in the movie and you can … Continue reading
I have special knowledge and I belong to the special knowledge club. Are you interested in knowing the special knowledge? You should be. It will change your life. It’s like … Continue reading
Have you ever looked at someone and felt irked, even though they were minding their own business? Look at those fit girls with their tans, topknots and Lorna Jane lycra. … Continue reading
Sometimes new events carry echoes of the past. We may think we’ve moved on, broken up, left behind our former hurts and laid them long to rest, but the past … Continue reading
For decades now, the environmental movement has been asking us to save the planet. We see images of habitats destroyed, rubbish piling up in remote areas and polar bears starving … Continue reading
We all want to feel like our choices are valid, every bit as much as the choices by which most people’s lives are defined. We want to know that we are not alone.
Have you ever kept doing something because that’s what you do? You kept going, long after the hunger for it was gone and long after the curiosity and energy went … Continue reading
We all know about the elephant in the room. It’s that huge, looming thing no-one wants to talk about for fear of upsetting the status quo. Sometimes, there are elephants that follow you around. Your own, personal elephant that you refused to mention to yourself, because if you turn around and acknowledge it, everything has to change.