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Month: August 2019

Back to School.

Back to School.

School is back. With it comes early wake up calls, washing uniforms, lost pencils, homework, afterschool activities and daily collections. Routine is back. The summer was fun but I’m ok with school being back. We’re back in the rhythm already and it’s been less than a week. Christmas will come in a blur. I’ve always known I wanted children. I don’t think it was even a decision. Some biological imperative deep inside meant that I never had to put much…

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Social Media: The Wild West.

Social Media: The Wild West.

  Most people are nice. Or at least they seem to be. Anytime I’m out for a walk the vast majority of people say hello as they pass. People will move aside to make way for a buggy, cars will stop to let you cross the road, most people are nice. I don’t think anyone has ever randomly thrown abuse at me in public. Nobody has called me names or delivered personal insult. Thankfully that kind of behaviour would be…

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Greta Thunberg : The voice we need.

Greta Thunberg : The voice we need.

  I’ve often heard it said that children are very wise. Usually this remark has been made after a child has displayed blind religious faith by regurgitating some religious statement or repeated a saying at an appropriate time. In my experience children are not wise. They can be clever, witty and very loving. They undoubtedly enhance our lives greatly, but they are not wise. Wisdom comes with experience. We can all look back at times in our past when we…

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Paper Straws: Suck it up.

Paper Straws: Suck it up.

  We are all now environmentalists. It seems to have happened fairly quickly. I think the kids marching was the final straw. The evidence of the damage we humans have done and continues to do is all around us. We care about the next generation. We are now ready to change our ways. A famous song from a disgraced artist comes to mind. We’ve had a chat with the man in the mirror. Or so it would seem. It feels…

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Brexit : When Brexiteers go low, we go high.

Brexit : When Brexiteers go low, we go high.

  Britain’s rush to leave the eu has been a shit show from the off. It has been like watching the world’s slowest car crash. Most of us are sick of it. It looks like coming to a close sooner rather than later. Those that led the ‘Brexit’ movement are the dogs that caught the car. Their success has been so thorough that they are now in charge of the British government. Populists function best when they can shout their…

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