FASTING IS GOOD FOR (SOME) MEN

The islamic rules which discriminate against women are well-known and need no further publicity here. My question is then this: how come when it comes to fasting, women whom moslems so fervently believe to be weaker and needier in a

FASTING IS GOOD FOR (SOME) MEN

The islamic rules which discriminate against women are well-known and need no further publicity here. My question is then this: how come when it comes to fasting, women whom moslems so fervently believe to be weaker and needier in a

PENELOPE ON THE WEEKEND

Woken up at 7 by my Golden Boy. Negotiated more sleep until close to 9. Pancakes and maple syrup for breakfast, then had to go pick up Princess from a sleepover. They were messy and grumpy. Tie-dye and cupcakes. Public

PENELOPE ON THE WEEKEND

Woken up at 7 by my Golden Boy. Negotiated more sleep until close to 9. Pancakes and maple syrup for breakfast, then had to go pick up Princess from a sleepover. They were messy and grumpy. Tie-dye and cupcakes. Public

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DOWNTOWN DILEMMAS

Every time. Every single time. Every single time I have to go out for a drink, I have to do the same little mental dance. Except the rare occasions where I am visiting my crappy neighbourhood bar, expensive, ugly and

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DOWNTOWN DILEMMAS

Every time. Every single time. Every single time I have to go out for a drink, I have to do the same little mental dance. Except the rare occasions where I am visiting my crappy neighbourhood bar, expensive, ugly and

SUMMER UGHGHGHGHG

Bugs. Sandals and my naked exposed toes constantly getting stubbed. Today I smashed them against the trolley wheels in the supermarket and had to suppress a howl of agony in the line of shoppers. Fruitflies. The heat from inside the

SUMMER UGHGHGHGHG

Bugs. Sandals and my naked exposed toes constantly getting stubbed. Today I smashed them against the trolley wheels in the supermarket and had to suppress a howl of agony in the line of shoppers. Fruitflies. The heat from inside the

COUNTRY HOUSES

What elevators are to smart modern TV shows, country houses were to British literature and later on, British music videos. Country houses were where the important things happens. Town -meaning only London, for of course if you go by British

COUNTRY HOUSES

What elevators are to smart modern TV shows, country houses were to British literature and later on, British music videos. Country houses were where the important things happens. Town -meaning only London, for of course if you go by British

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A NEW STORY

I have shared my disastrous attempts at telling stories to the Golden Boy, the genocidal horror of Noah’s Ark, the maternal violence of the Sugar-Cube Goaty-Goat have been documented for posterity. But now I have triumphed. Maybe a little late-

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A NEW STORY

I have shared my disastrous attempts at telling stories to the Golden Boy, the genocidal horror of Noah’s Ark, the maternal violence of the Sugar-Cube Goaty-Goat have been documented for posterity. But now I have triumphed. Maybe a little late-

BEEF, CHICKEN, HERO

9:00 am The deep heavy stoneware crockpot is full of the mushed vegetable detritus of last night’s roast beef supper. The tall glass blender is unwashed. I slip on yellow rubber gloves, and wash the blender, poking the sponge around

BEEF, CHICKEN, HERO

9:00 am The deep heavy stoneware crockpot is full of the mushed vegetable detritus of last night’s roast beef supper. The tall glass blender is unwashed. I slip on yellow rubber gloves, and wash the blender, poking the sponge around