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In defence of International Men’s Day

Mars symbol.

I tend to avoid writing about divisive issues on here but I’m going to today because I was saddened to see International Men’s Day being treated with such ridicule and contempt on social media this morning. International Men’s Day should be regarded as an opportunity to discuss problems faced by men and boys. For instance, the biggest killer of males under …

Choice

I painted our front door recently. Exciting story, I know. Soon after I’d finished giving it the new coat of paint that it sorely needed, however, a seagull crapped on it. It was most unwelcome. This weekend, my doorstep was the scene of another brief but unwanted episode – only this latest one wasn’t amusing. …

It’s just not fare

A train going nowhere fast.

“Why you no book online?” asks an idiotically contrived poster on my morning train. I’m sadly familiar with it. It’s positioned above the door I’m always stood next to due to there never being an empty seat. The character on the poster is clearly inspired by Nacho Libre. Cape, spandex, dodgy facial hair, the lot. …