Devotion and Drink

The word addiction comes from the Latin addicto which means to devote. According to Roman history, soldiers were given slaves as a reward for fine battles fought. People who were slaves to anything were “addicts”. Alcoholism is perceived to be a physical addiction but this is a myth. Most alcoholics are not physically addicted. However,… Read more

Unspeakable

Now I come to look at love in a new way, now that I know I’m not standing in its light. I want to ask my almost-no-longer husband what it’s like to not love, but he does not want to talk about it, he wants a stillness at the end of it. And sometimes I… Read more

Anger

There are all sorts of good, sensible, civilised reasons to avoid getting angry. Not only does it make you feel bad, but it can make you do silly things without noticing the risks and it can be self-destructive. As a result most people do their best to suppress, redirect and mask their anger. Most of… Read more