Category Archives: crime and punishment

It’s the limit

Our main road has recently changed from a 40 to 30mph speed limit. You can’t imagine the furore it has caused! Life as we knew it came to an end, because it now takes 30 seconds longer to get along … Continue reading

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Dealing with damage

The plumber came to mend the central heating timer today. He told me he’d been on a speed awareness course, having been caught doing a few miles per hour over the 30 limit. One thing that impacted him was the … Continue reading

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The place of refuge

We hear the stories over and again on the news. Gang fights – one gang member gets killed, so the gang feels obliged to avenge his/her death by taking out someone from the opposing gang, and the story goes on. … Continue reading

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Ever ask why?

You may remember¬†a fascinating Guardian advert from 1986, which shows the same event from three different angles, demonstrating how important perspective is on how we view and interpret a situation. Ever ask God why? Moses gave the Israelites God’s clear … Continue reading

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A very powerful word

My kids were quick learners. They soon cottoned on to the power of the ‘S’ word, as a quick way out of serious bother. ¬†Clever defendants know it too, when they are up before the magistrates. Apparently they plead ‘not … Continue reading

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The mystery of the exploding pencil…

We were on our way back to the classroom from assembly; I was helping one of our less mobile students down the stairs, when there was an almighty bang, followed by an acrid smell of burning. Some of our more … Continue reading

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Consequences

Bringing up kids these days is just NOT EASY! You can’t tell them they are naughty, else they’ll have a self-image of a naughty person, and naughty people do more naughty things. Mmmmm. What you have to do is show … Continue reading

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