Better than this

I’ve been trying to write about tomorrow’s election for a couple of weeks now, but I’ve struggled. I read Dave Eggers’ 2013 novel The Circle over the weekend – binged on it, really, and if you haven’t read it, I urge you to – and it made me incredibly conscious of how many opinions we now try… Continue reading Better than this

On outrage, Twitter and food-shaming

I still love Twitter. Every few months or so, there’ll be a rash of articles about how it’s haemorrhaging users and is dying a feeble, protracted death, in the manner of Beth from Little Women. And the criticisms are usually spot-on. Despite various tweaks and algorithm changes, it still lacks an “edit Tweet” function –… Continue reading On outrage, Twitter and food-shaming

The kids are alright…

I know I said I wouldn’t do much topical stuff, as I’m not very good at ‘The News’. I’m really only interested in the politicians that are prioritising the further education and [un]employment issues of young people, and as that’s basically none of them, it makes things very simple for me. This story, however, had… Continue reading The kids are alright…