Gift or bribery?

I’ve been reading the bloggerblackmail furore with interest over the past 24 hours. The uproar within the blogging community is simply the latest in a centuries-long struggle over whether gifts constitute a generous act of benevolence, or simply an unsubtle bribe. Nothing new here My dad used to tell me a story about what he liked to call ‘political correctness […]

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Seve Ballesteros joins the club

Following his collapse last week, it’s sad to hear that Seve Ballesteros has been diagnosed with a brain tumour. The reason I’m more interested in this than any other normal health/sports story is that my dad also has a brain tumour. Brain tumour conjures up lots of images and, to be honest, I’m still not sure I totally get it. […]

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When do we become proper parents?

I’m a dad. And, in case you’re new to this blog, I should add I have two children – two beautiful daughters. The oldest is now 5 and yet, I still don’t feel like a proper parent. I often take my children out on my own and am convinced that other people are looking at me and saying to themselves: […]

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