When close is too close

When close is too close

When close is too close   Now, that bars and restaurants are opening again and sunny days have been almost continuous for more than a week, the city has begun to exude its familiar buzz and banter and some of us have started remembering the many reasons for which we...
Do not mind the view

Do not mind the view

Do not mind the view Or why more holidays should be the ‘new normal’   Along with the series of unfortunate events which have kept unfolding since the beginning of the pandemic, there have also been some unanticipated significant advantages. Certain deeply resisted...
When love is food

When love is food

When love is food (Including an extract from Mess (Fictional Clinical Narratives, 2018))   The title of this week’s blog is paraphrasing the title of the international bestseller by Geneen Roth, When food is love. Roth is making the pivotal point in her book that for...
In context

In context

In context   When I began studying anthropology, a subject matter which I now think of as at the core of  my identity on a professional and personal level, it was presented to me as a discipline understanding society through the study of ‘other’, ‘exotic’ cultures....