Tag: young in the 80’s

On heresy and heredity

My father is a funny guy. I used to think he was a classic left-wing conservative; believing in the power of regulation, against free, uncontrolled capitalism and most of all, always longing for the ‘old days’, when things were better. Like music. He got stuck in the 60’s, introduced me to The Beatles, and believed…


Frozen in time

When I look in the mirror I automatically Photoshop myself. My brain adjusts for age related imperfections and creates an image of 25 years ago. The same happens when I look at my mother, she is 74 now but I still see her as a 50-year old, literally. I don’t see her true age, my…


Hang the DJ

Going to parties is for the young. I always get a bit depressed when I see posters for ‘over 40’s’ parties. It’s not meant to be; people of my generation should sit at home and watch TV. Young people go to parties because they are young, because they are looking for sex, and because they…


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