From the editor
He took two punches to the head. Then there was concussion, playing social football. His life changed forever. The first email from former journalist Timothy Giles came with a detailed structure, a sharply focused strategy, specific ideas. Nothing left to guesswork. But the words that captured me came from the notes he’d made to himself, lessons he had gleaned on the gnarly road to recovery from his injury: gratitude — not in that way that word has been hijacked by stationery makers and lifestyle bloggers — but in its simplest sense. Notes to himself: keep curious!, kindness, resilience, “learn to apologise”. They could be guiding wisdom for any human on how to live a good life. But for Giles, these words are very meaningful touchstones. He took years, he said, to write about his experience. His story is raw, moving and courageous.