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The snowflakes turn to ice

June 6, 2020 1:27 pm

The hyper-woke generation has grown up. But they aren’t like other grown-ups

Our exile in London

June 6, 2020 11:33 am

The rich are in their country cottages tweeting about social distancing and playing videos of cats playing violins

How ‘odd’ became normal

June 6, 2020 11:12 am

Odd is Scandinavian in origin, Viking if you like

Cellar’s market

June 5, 2020 4:57 pm

What bubbles up must go down

Is this the Boog?

June 5, 2020 3:27 pm

First the government makes you wear a mask to go to the supermarket. Next they’ll be after your guns

Lego, George Floyd and the politics of playtime

June 5, 2020 1:09 pm

Surely there should be some spaces in life untouched by political concerns?

An 11-year-old’s birthday party was hijacked by Brexit

June 4, 2020 5:50 pm

While our guests laid into Boris and Dominic Cummings, the birthday boy and I played with matches

The intense pleasures of lockdown

June 4, 2020 5:36 pm

Walking in the parks and squares, the scent of flowers was amplified by the clear air

Why is YouTube so afraid of free speech?

June 4, 2020 5:22 pm

I, too, think the 5G theory is silly, but that’s not a good reason to censor it

Why is it that age limits never apply to men?

June 4, 2020 4:09 pm

When lockdown is over, I don’t suppose I’ll have the courage to resist returning to my old hectic run-around

My husband’s Skype funeral

June 4, 2020 2:04 pm

There were no hymns, no eulogy. Time enough for that when the plague has passed

Why whales sing: it’s a question of culture

June 4, 2020 12:48 pm

Animals are more human than we’d like to admit

Policing rural Ireland is easier, no doubt, than policing urban America

June 4, 2020 12:30 pm

Whatever the context, let’s not let the worst besmirch the best

Life’s a riot with Meghan Markle

June 4, 2020 9:47 am

Why send in the troops when you can send in the clowns?

What are the long-term effects of keeping schools closed?

June 3, 2020 8:33 am

The crisis in lockdown learning

How to destroy civilization

June 3, 2020 7:14 am

Thanks to tenured radicals, we are witnessing the retribalization of the world

Celebrities try and heal the nation by making the protests about themselves

June 2, 2020 1:00 pm

Where were you when David Guetta cured racism?

The shape of things

June 1, 2020 10:16 pm

On shape-note singing and my friend Stephen

It’s the eschatology, stupid

May 31, 2020 4:10 pm

What should Christians think about the pandemic?

Immunity to coronavirus may be far more widespread than thought

May 30, 2020 12:08 pm

If some of the population have a degree of resistance thanks to previous infection with other coronaviruses then the numbers change

Facebook is right. Twitter is wrong

May 28, 2020 5:46 pm

Fact-checking widespread information on social media should be the job of journalists — but journalists have lost interest in facts

Our village has a communist bar and a fascist bar. If only I could remember which is which

May 28, 2020 3:11 pm

If there’s a televised match on somewhere in the world, the communist bar will be showing it on the big screen with the volume turned up

I’ve made up for missing all my children’s and grandchildren’s births

May 28, 2020 3:01 pm

After my father died I instructed the household always to refer to me as the GP, which stood for ‘great provider’

Unfortunately our new puppy is not just for lockdown

May 28, 2020 2:43 pm

Caroline has already declared that she prefers sharing a bed with the dog to sharing with me

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