Why the elderly are dicing with death

20 Mar

Apocrypha has it that some of the UK’s more enterprising seniors are asking their grandchildren how to acquire fake ID. The purpose is not, of course, to augment their age so they can buy alcohol, but to appear under 70, so they can keep a modicum of their personal freedom. As part of the public […]

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The dangerous pull of political tribalism

2 Mar

I long to belong. I want a place in the world, a way to appear in public, a context. I want a team. That’s why I feel the pull of political tribalism. Yet at the same time, there’s still some part of me that hankers after integrity. That is, if I choose a particular value, […]

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