Monthly Archives: September 2011

The race thing

Nobody likes it when I talk about race. We live in virtual apartheid – that’s not putting it too strongly – and yet are all under social obligation to affect complete colour-blindness. And to claim the same is true of … Continue reading

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My heart hurts

Too many people have died this month. Actually, one, the husband of an acquaintance, died several months ago, but I’ve only just heard. That comes of being the kind of person who is always the last to know. About anything. … Continue reading

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Mums, self-centred? Well, yeah . .

In The Independent, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown berates Modern Mothers for self-centredness; me and my-little-darlings-first, the rest nowhere.  She cites the site Mumsnet as an example: full of threads about taking your kids skiing and coping with nannies; virtually nothing about national … Continue reading

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Don’t know how she does it

Another article in today’s Guardian about modern parenting. Zoe Williams again on the impossibility of being a good parent and a good employee, given the standards prescribed for good parenting nowadays.  Read, play, feed, stimulate your child, impose routines, rewards, … Continue reading

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