I've been thinking a lot about ambition lately. It's been ruminating around in my head as I've tried to work out where my ambition currently resides and how it once shaped my life. If I correctly understand the modern idea of ambition, it is to start school, age five, with a view to getting a … Continue reading Is This Not Ambition Enough?
It's surely a sign of the times. I mean could I ever, in my weirdest dreams, have imagined that the small fella's junior infant year would be ended via group video call? Last September, having dropped him to big school for his first day, I lamented my having not cuddled him on my lap while … Continue reading Nobody Wants To Cry At Work
Is there anyone more important than the one who serves you a hot coffee, with a smile and one of those divine teeny-tiny buttery biscuits on the side? Or the clued-in shop assistant who jumps on the free till because they can see you're weighed down and weighing up the merits of continuing to wait. … Continue reading The Dignity of Work