The VICTA radio show

As we moved into the fifth week of our lockdown, we also opened up. Level 3 allowed a host of possibilities, both positive and negative. The Countdown workers seemingly no longer need their 10% bonus; we hear about more people being laid off. And then I got an email from a colleague saying that she […]

The Chthulucene

Yesterday was my 60th birthday and I went to the beach with hubby and teenage son. I sat on a log and they went off to find me my birthday presents. Hubby came back with an invaluable plastic water pistol, which will be added to the collection. Teenage son came back with this: We were […]

David Clarke makes “a bad choice”

The day after David Clark made his bad choice, I was reading “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Victor Frankl. This is the psychological memoir written in 1946 about what the experience of concentration camps taught him about the primary purpose of life: the search for meaning. He has a famous quote about choice: “Every day, […]

On reading ‘the plague’

I have to admit that it’s many years since I read any work by Camus, and I have never read ‘the plague’. Back in those years of voracious reading of great fiction, I eventually realised that ‘great men’ were not necessarily useful in enhancing my understanding of the world as a feminist. However, Camus has […]