Share this, you miserable bastards!

Day in and day out, every internet user is being asked to share something for some reason or another.  At best, we are encouraged to share articles/memes simply by the fact that they entertain or inform us.  Further down the line of acceptability, we are exposed to hideous pictures of …

When I was a lad

Who remembers playing out on the street as a child?  Who rode their bikes up and down the road with absolute abandon?  When I was a lad, we didn’t wear helmets, and we didn’t worry that we were going to be abducted.  We just had fun.  There were no mobile …

Who is watching you?

In every town in the UK, and I have to imagine in many other places as well, closed circuit television monitors our every move.  Little cameras attached to buildings and lamp posts whir quietly as they focus in on exactly what it is that we are up to.  They help …

No matter where you go…

One of the greatest things about travel, they say, is that it broadens the mind.  Without question, you get to see different places, experience different cultures, and meet people that you could never possibly met if you had stayed at home, so if you are thinking about travelling, whether taking …

Tell me something I don’t know. The purpose of Education.

Having been involved with education for some years now, I have seen various trends come and go.  There have been several types of marking that have gone in and out of vogue, various types of overriding educational philosophies have come and gone, and several approaches to discipline have floated through …

Starbucks me right off. What I hate about Starbucks.

Starbucks, according to Statista.com was 2017’s second most valuable fast food brand, coming runner up only to McDonalds.  Valued at 44,230,000,000 USD in, they seem to be doing pretty well.  There is at least one Starbucks in every major city that I have ever visited, and they have been well …

You have no Morals

Stealing, lying and cheating. Think back to being a child.  What were you told about these three behaviours? Go on, take a moment. My guess is that as a small child, your parents told you that these things were naughty, bad or wrong.  Perhaps when you were a little older, …

If I cared more, would you care?

I have been described as lacking empathy.  This isn’t a recollection of something said to me in an argument many moons ago,  this is something that is said of me on a regular basis, and I suppose the fact that I couldn’t give a fuck only adds fuel to the …

The Odds are against You.

Do you ever feel as though that the odds are stacked up against you?  Have you ever felt that the weasels are closing in, and that your hands are tied? Well, here’s some news.  For the most part, those feelings sum up the situation perfectly. It depends to some extent …

The New Stuff Buzz. Retail Therapy.

Much to the benefit of the planet at large, the iPhone X was released a few days ago, and the predictable queues of people formed outside stores to get their hands on the latest and greatest offering from our tech savvy friends at Apple.  According to the papers, thousands of …