Yoga pants bubble

I live in a yoga pants bubble. If you are reading this, probably you are too. Yoga pants, turmeric lattes, a cleaner, Psycle, organic food, eco tourism, cycling, art classes, ethical bags. And private school, violin lessons and experiential days out for our kids. The new spending habits of the aspirational class. A new inconspicuous …

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Some ways in which life is like being a chess pawn

Your moves are severely limited by the system you are born into. You can only do so much. You don't win, the king does. You can't win, the king can. Sometimes you can become powerful, but it takes a lot of work and is frankly out of your control. You have a role, and you …

Football

I've never understood why football means so much to me. Playing, yes, makes sense. It's fun and keeps you fit. Watching and supporting twenty-two grown men kick a ball around? There is art, some beauty, lots of unpleasantness. There are stories, lots of stories. There is emotion. Yes, there is also community, a common currency …