Category Archives: Social issues

“Our ones” and “Your ones” – the fragility of nationhood

When I was a child there were six or seven of us who used to play in the street and in each other’s gardens. We played tig, hide and seek, raced each other, squabbled and forgot it again in seconds. … Continue reading

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Words are thoughts with their clothes on!

A couple moved into an old house and – so far, so original – began to notice that there seemed to be something unseen dashing about their living room every now and then. This ‘thing’ had a traceable trajectory around … Continue reading

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Women are people too! Equality in the 21st century

There’s a lot of ‘equality’ going on. What with the issue of women bishops, same-sex marriage and marital coercion, it’s difficult to define exactly what ‘equality’ is. I am not equal to my husband and that is just a fact. … Continue reading

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What’s so weird about total abstinence?

When I was a student, there was a drinking den in the alleyway at the back of our flat, between our street and the next. The nightly activities were a cause of disturbance to us and others. One day I mentioned … Continue reading

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