The case for dodgy refereeing decisions

As some of you may know, yesterday my beloved Liverpool FC (LFC) played a game of football against Manchester City FC (MCFC). LFC won. This is not a match report (if you want to know more about the game, google it), but there was an incident in the game that got me thinking: A perfectly …

“Love is the only thing that matters, everything else is just stuff”

I had lunch in a cafe in Ubud yesterday. I had a conversation with a man who has lived. He was tall, about 60 years old, herculean in build and covered in tattoos. Piercing blue eyes. He spent 25 years as a stock market trader in the City, working for one of the top US …

Sticks and stones… but words are really heavy

Like most people*, I listen to the Moral Maze, the most infuriating of all podcasts. I rarely get angry, but each and every episode makes me want to smash my phone into smithereens and sob softly into my pillow. This is why I love it. Last week’s episode was particularly explosive – Religious orthodoxy versus …