Knowledge is Worthless

Having worked in education for the last 20 years, I have reached a conclusion.  Well, to be fair, I have reached several, but this article is about only one of them.  You will be treated to the others according to a schedule which I will share with you some other …

Why Teaching Sucks

Before my time at the Ministry, and during its formative years, I made my living as a teacher.  I worked in mainstream UK schools, then decided that seeing as I was a fully-fledged human being and not some sort of mentally subnormal pig abuser, I deserved better. 

Covid19 – No cure for stupid

As I write this, many of us are holed up at home to stop or at least slow the spread of the Covid19 virus.  Trips out, we are advised, should be kept to a minimum as any social contact risks exposure to latest threat to our wellbeing.  In fact, for …

Just be Yourself is terrible Advice

How many times have you been told to ‘just be yourself’? It sounds lovely, doesn’t it?  Don’t worry, just be yourself. We hear it in the lead up to job interviews, presentations, speeches, first dates, and all manner of situations in which we seek the reassurance of others.  Don’t sweat …

Charity Gameshows

Charity.  You can’t fault it.  Charities help out people all over the world that are less fortunate than we are, and make it possible for us make contributions to causes which would otherwise be out of our reach.  Really, if you wanted to make a donation towards well building in …

Be Patient. I’m lowered.

Driving through the town the other day, I was held up by a car going ridiculously slowly over some speed bumps.  OK, that’s kind of what speed bumps are for, I get that, but this car was going preposterously slowly.  It was one of those silly cars as well.  You …

Depression. A shit that needs wiping up.

You have, at some point in your life, been affected by depression, or its little brother anxiety.  If you haven’t suffered from it directly, you have no doubt known a family member or loved one who has.  In fact, around 20% of people in the UK will experience symptoms of …

People believe some proper shite.

Have you ever heard of James Randy?  For those of you who haven’t, James Randi used to work as a magician, escapologist, mind reader and the like.  He claimed no special abilities, but used a series of tricks and techniques with nothing more in mind than providing entertainment for his …