I had not heard of feminazis for some time until I saw the term in a tweet recently. I think the phrase used was “jackbooted feminazis” which is how i(...)

Watching a soap recently in which a female character slapped a man hard across the face to express her disapproval, I wondered how this lazy old stere(...)

Is the pursuit of excellence destroying our quality of life? I was left asking myself this question by three very different sources in recent weeks(...)

Now and then public figures come under attack for pointing out that young people, and especially women, may be more vulnerable to assault when they(...)

“I hate ingratitude more in a man than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail bloo(...)

In many respects, that’s what the whole boredom thing is about: an inability to be okay with being with yourself. Odd, isn’t it, that we find ourselves so boring that we desperately rush to get away?

A fellow traveller in the bar at Dublin Airport ordered a large brandy. A minute later, he ordered a second one. “Can’t stick the boredom,” he told me(...)

Rape is a crime that is not much spoken about, even though its effects can be devastating and long lasting. Even the victims do not speak out.The exte(...)

Later onset alcoholism often starts with drink problems in people’s 40s and 50s.

The media in Britain recently reported, with what read like surprise, on excessive drinking among retired professional women. Because it is only in re(...)

Listening to a radio item about the capacity of smartphones to give teenagers a secret and sometimes dangerous life away from the control of the fa(...)

My ideal career would have gone something like this: In my 20s I published a number of short stories in respected literary magazines (true) that we(...)