Education Reviews

Didn’t I tell you that UK teachers are angry?  I feel a bit sorry for this guy, not least of all because of his complete un-photogenic-ness. Or perhaps this was his nude “seflie” in support of Breast Cancer (thank goodness no one has asked me yet)?  Still, I wish we had these hot debates in…

Coal Fired Power Plant

A Young Lady From Halifax Was So Depressed…

A young lady from Halifax was so depressed that she decided to end her life by throwing herself into the harbour, but just before she could leap from the wharf, a handsome young man stopped her. “You have so much to live for,” said the man. “I’m a sailor, and we are off to Australia…

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

In the absence of a body of evidence, it’s hard not to believe the hype, but this Air Canada pilot clearly outlines what probably happened to flight 370, and explains why we can’t find the wreckage. http://www.wired.com/autopia/2014/03/mh370-electrical-fire/

“Why I left teaching…”

The internet is overflowing with stories from frustrated teachers, mostly young people grappling with the stress of the profession and feeling ashamed that they are thinking of leaving what they thought was their life’s vocation. They are torn. They didn’t expect it to be so hard. And so they blog. http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/why-good-teachers-quit/ http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/feb/01/secret-teacher-left-dream-job-teaching Teachers in the…

Why I need to blog

Like many, I share too many of my opinions on facebook. These random thoughts, typed out at whim, sometimes in response to someone else’s post, are too impermanent (yeah, I know- facebook owns them all) and disorganised. If I am ever going to become a writer, I need to start glueing it all together in…

My thoughts on church

I have started taking my family to church. Regularly. Now I have a little less money, a little less time…and lots of thoughts about what it really means to be a churchgoer. More about this later…

Wycliffe has a w**k-face

My husband and mother are currently exchanging DVDs from  yet another box set that one of them has borrowed at the Halifax Regional Library. The set is a UK detective series from the late ’90’s called “Wycliffe”. My mother despises the actor portraying Wycliffe because he has a “weak chin” and is not at all…