Football as a map of the inner life for men

Since so many men share my love for the game, it seems appropriate to use it as a guide or metaphor for the inner life in a blog intended for men. The image of the club is like your image in the world around you. Whatever your present reality, the glories or otherwise...

Getting married at 50?

Recommended – if you’ve got the right woman! I first got married at the age of 22.  It’s painful for me to look at those wedding photos from 1971: I look so young, and naïve.  And it’s true: my experience of life and relationship was small.  No one in their early...

Dating Skills for Maturing Men

I am sitting alone at a table for two in Galatea, the smartest of Glastonbury’s informal range of eating places.  Wearing smart casual gear which I hope looks youthful, I am waiting for my blind date, Jackie, to appear.  To look my best, I am not wearing my glasses,...