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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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In a dark place

So there I was in the hotel shower, wearing nothing but a layer of soap bubbles when everything went black. Seriously black. Not a glimmer of light, not even when my eyes should have adjusted. We’d had to rebook the … 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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That they might know

A couple of weeks ago I got my first ever parking ticket. I NEVER park anywhere I shouldn’t, and on this particular occasion, I really thought it was a correct parking bay. It looked just like one. I was so … Continue reading

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Wriggle room

I had a lad in my class who was always up to mischief, but he would deny it flatly – he hadn’t done it and that was all there was to it. I got wise to him, and would ask him, … Continue reading

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In it together

At one point in my career, I was privileged to work in a Christian English Language school. The students came from all over the world. Some had degrees, one or two even had doctorates, and some had very little education at … Continue reading

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