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 …

Your right to be offended

Greggs, a popular UK bakery, has just had to apologise for it’s Christmas advertisement which depicted a nativity scene in which the baby Jesus was replaced by a sausage roll.  People were up in arms about it, saying that it was sacrilegious, blasphemous, against the spirit of the season, and …

How lucky am I?

I do all right for myself.  I’m not rich by any stretch of the imagination, but I rarely have to think about money, I live in a very comfortable house, and my daughter goes to a very nice public school. In order to achieve this, I teach on the other …

Anything that you want to be

I have spent much of my life working in schools, and it warms my heart to sit in a staffroom and hear a dedicated and tireless team of professional wax lyrical about the unlimited possibilities that present themselves to the children under their care. Sorry, I meant to say that it boils …