Fan Before Sport

Of all the sports people have concocted, football by far exceeds all others in inspiring enthusiasm. And by enthusiasm, I refer to the cult. Hooliganism, religious zealotry, club supporters. And no country suffers from a football fandom greater than England. So as someone who does not particularly care for spherical shapes, over-priced polyester shirts, or…

Best Served Cold

There are times when the rules aren’t enough, when justice fails to take action. In these moments, we feel obliged to seek it out ourselves, and it can be bloody, and cruel and dark. This is what I discovered at school, in a far lighter sense. Perhaps it even prepared me for the real world…

Shaken Scales

While living in Japan, I’ve come to accept that there are some things are unavoidable. Among these things, are the frustration of watching Japanese people refuse to cross at a red light regardless of the absolute absence of cars, the agony of having to explain that as a member of the rest of the human…

Childlike Clarity

For most of us the world is a different place when you’re child. You see it differently, and therefore you act differently and it always makes perfect irrefutable sense. So when adults look at what a child is doing, cocks their heads top one side and raise their eyebrows in sheer disbelief, they ought to…