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Finding A Place for Humour

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight. Leo Rosten The recent tragic incidents in France around the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine prompted me to do some self-inquiry on my personal use of humour. How aware am I of when and how I use it? What about the effects that has on others? Where am I […]

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What is there to complain about?

‘Blame is an ineffective request for empathy and for consideration of my pain.’ Kelly Bryson Despite being primarily a glass-half-full type, or so I tell myself, I notice I invariable find at least one thing each day that I feel drawn to complain about. I can guarantee it – that I will experience my hackles […]

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On Motherhood…

‘Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you, They belong not to you.’ Kahlil Gibran (from The Prophet.) Monday was my mother’s 80th birthday. So, this week seems to me like a […]

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Dreaming the Future of Education

Many of you will be familiar with my fondness for Ken Robinson’s TED talks. I’m very grateful for the pioneer in him that dares to speak from the point of view of children who are crying out for radical change in how they engage with education. Whether that happens through compulsory mass schooling or more […]

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