If like me, you were watching the US Masters this weekend and thinking to yourself could this be the year, you were probably also thinking no chance, Tiger’s had his time. Since US golfer Tiger Woods returned to the professional golf circuit, every one of his supposed comebacks has failed to materialise. Many people including… Continue reading The world needed that Tiger win but tiger also needs us.
I know I’ve used this title before, but this is important. I’m just back from a run in the wonderful Scottish Borders. Despite the mist, the drizzle and the April, yes April chill, running is my answer to the busy life I find myself leading. It was well into my third mile that I started… Continue reading EVERY CONTACT LEAVES A TRACE
Many of you will be familiar with the African Proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”. The proverb suggests that we all have a responsibility to look out for each other, especially our children, and I don’t simply mean your own children. Speaking as a former police officer who spent 30 years policing… Continue reading WANT TO PREVENT, FOCUS ON COMMUNITY
Today I’m in London and like many others who are involved in the prevention of violence in Scotland I’m here to speak to new colleagues and provide some thoughts on how to address the ongoing incidences of violence in the UK’s capitol. What is good is that the narrative is slowly changing from one of… Continue reading What to do?
When did masculinity become toxic? That was the first question asked by US Journalist Rekha Basu to my friend and colleague, Dr Jackson Katz at the Midwest Men’s Symposium held this week in Des Moines, Iowa. The event organised by the University of Northern Iowa’s Centre for Violence Prevention brought together a number of speakers,… Continue reading An uncomfortable truth – Toxic Masculinity.