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Winner takes all - is competitive sport at school a good thing?

By Lexi Welch

Sometimes I wonder, where are all the girls who were chosen first for the hockey team? I still have miserable, visceral memories of standing in the drizzle on a blustery hockey pitch being ignored by the two cool girls who’d been chosen as team leaders. 1,550 more words


Goodbye again...

One of the critical tests of freelancing, I believe, is being asked to come back again. As the saying goes, be nice to the people on the way up as you may meet them again on the way down the mountain. 132 more words

Rules of the game

OK, so caregiving is not a game. But there are rules among caregivers. This I’ve learned. The hard way.

Rule 1. Know the difference between mouth and ear. 227 more words


Seeing sport differently: Developing a more rounded perspective

In my previous post on thinking critically about sport, I discussed the idea that sports have become culturally-embedded as beneficial to individuals and society. In short, sports are (unquestioningly) perceived by most as a force-for-good in the world. 1,350 more words

Thinking Critically about “Sport”

Sports are so complex and paradoxical that scholars in the sociology of sport often denounce sports at the same time that they seek to perpetuate…

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"Show me the money!" - A Stockbroker's Story

“Show me the money!” This was always in the mind of the young Kevin Cairns as he bound the morning newspapers ready for pre-dawn delivery at the age of twelve. 1,740 more words


The Attraction Of The Single Speed Bicycle

Just one speed cycle is just what the name indicates, a bike with only one speed. When I was a child, the only real option we had was a single-speed bicycle. 263 more words

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