Monthly Archives: June 2010

Sleep

“Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s feast.” — William Shakespeare With all of the soccer World … Continue reading

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Smile

The wise words of J-P’s recent post has made me think about smiling.  I’m not talking about a full anthropological analysis of the facial grimace we call a smile, although it is rewarding to view the range of expressions that we … Continue reading

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History

‘Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times.’ (Machiavelli) I come from Scotland.  A nation to the north of England, attached loosely to the United Kingdom.  Scotland existed independently … Continue reading

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Education

I’ve been teaching for about 12 years. I love it.  It can be the most fulfilling job in the world.  To see the young minds and personalities developing over time, and helping in that development. I have made a living … Continue reading

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A Comedy of Manners

  Manners matter. I was brought up, as were most of my generation to be polite. We gave up our seats to pregnant ladies, the infirm, the elderly. We touched our school caps (obligatory wear, along with gaberdine coats and … Continue reading

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True Lies

  Report time is here. All over Godzone teachers are thinking up more creative ways to lie positively about their students. Let me give you some little tidbits from the teachers secret sack of socialized slush. Most of our pupils … Continue reading

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Soul Belief

I know that this blog is seriously going to upset some people. Sorry in advance. It’s about religion. What started me thinking about religion (again) was a silly American TV program which included some references to Scientology. I’m sure you’ve … Continue reading

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