It used to be the custom that Japanese parents gave young people who were about to be married a ‘pillow book’. This was a small volume of wood-block prints, showing all the details of sexual intercourse, a taboo subject. It spared parents the embarrassment of having to explain ‘the facts of life’ face-to-face. Today we […]

I remember when I took my daughter Roxy to her first day at school. The whole room was filled with parents taking photographs and videos to capture the event of their child’s first day at school. It was like a paparazzi nightmare. The whole event became an event about the cameras. The teachers feeling awkward. […]

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