Every year it’s the same – I buy enough poppies to open my own stall.
I don’t think I have ever shared in this column that I am a big football fan.
An air of trepidation clung over Tannadice in wins over Dunfermline and Partick Thistle this week, with an anxiety surrounding Dundee United’s star man Lawrence Shankland at the centre of it.
“Ok, boomer” has recently become the battle-cry of a generation.
When did Halloween become such a thing?
We’re slap bang in the middle of one of the most important fortnights of the season – one where we’ll get a sneak peak of what’s to come as the campaign wears on.
I found it difficult to watch the recent BBC Scotland documentary The Rise and Fall of Timex Dundee, despite the admirable stoicism and good humour of the largely female workforce.
Milly Graham has had a tumultuous three years, having survived domestic violence, sexual assault and a suicide attempt while fighting back against anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress.
Following four wins in as many games to open their league campaign, many, this writer included, had Dundee United down as strong favourites for the Championship title.
It’s a frustrating time at Dens Park right now but that’s something Dundee fans will have to get used to because the Championship very rarely goes the way you expect it to.
One up side to travelling the length and breadth of the UK most weeks is the things you see.
I remember the first time I ever contemplated suicide.
The nights, as they say, are drawing in, which isn’t the best news if you like to walk, run, cycle or just get out and about.
Say what you like about Anneka Rice – and when it comes to her dancing on Strictly, the judges certainly did – but she looks phenomenal.
Exactly 10 years ago, I visited India for the first time.
I attended a conference in Glasgow organised by A Menu for Change, a coalition of four charities including Poverty Alliance, Oxfam Scotland, CPAG Scotland and Nourish Scotland.
When I got home last Thursday night, something felt different. Same house, same me, but total silence.
Santa Claus is a regular in any house with wee ones.
The tectonic plates of the political landscape are shifting.
When speaking to Dundee United boss Robbie Neilson, it is difficult not to admire the steeliness with which he carries himself.