On Velcro

L starts school for the first time next week. It's the end of an era. No more empty days of play and freedom. The grind starts here. He's very excited about it, largely because he hasn't yet twigged that it will mean getting up every weekday, at roughly the same time, to go and do … Continue reading On Velcro

On Swimming

Swimming is heroic. This is an opinion I have held since reading Charles Sprawson's book 'Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero', which makes the case for this view very well. Appropriately enough, the book was recommended to me by a Hungarian man I met in the pool at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre … Continue reading On Swimming