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No, We Are Not Civilized. Or, Why the 21st Century is Still Stuck in the 12th (The Persistence of Middle-Ages Mentality in the Modern Age)

Hans Rosling has shown us that the world is getting better. We have by far the greatest proportion of humanity moving out of absolute poverty that we have ever had. 443 more words


Teachers: 11 Steps Towards Becoming a Recognized Professional (A Message From the SOTP)


Dear teachers

We are considering officially recognizing your vocation as a profession. We realize that you have all felt that what you do has always been a profession, but honestly, we at the Society of True Professionals have had some abiding concerns about the way you conduct yourselves on a day-to-day basis, and hence have withheld certification for a number of decades. 347 more words


V.I.T.R.I.O.L. - Purging The Tunnels - Terra Tenebrosa

Terra Tenebrosa present a rather interesting release with ‘V.I.T.R.I.O.L. – Purging The Tunnels’. The new release comprises of two tracks, one at roughly 18 minutes in length, and the other lasting just shy of 7. 358 more words


“I’d Agree With You But Then We’d Both Be Wrong."

I’ve debated off and on over the past six months about disconnecting from most social media. There’s plenty of reasons out there for doing so, and you’ve heard them all and perhaps even considered doing so yourself. 801 more words


When the worst happens

This weekend it finally happened. I’ve been poised for it since release day, but I had a long, unexpected respite! Yep, I received my first vitriolic, one star review. 227 more words


To Light Again

Found in the cold-turn soil:

Just a sod-clamped half of nothing

Corroded scrap-of-metal,

Forged, used, cast away –

Misplaced perhaps – lost  these

Five hundred years and more … 48 more words

Poetry Perhaps?

An open letter to UNICEF (and any other charity who sends salespeople to my door)

****Please feel free to share this, I would like as many people to see it as possible****


Thank you for all you do and everything – you’re obviously a great charity doing a lot of good in the world. 1,065 more words