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Rally to Read

Reading is something all too many of us take for granted yet, for hundreds of children in rural areas of South Africa, not being to read (or write) is a fact of life. 564 more words

Autos And More

Today's Japanese (30)

能ある鷹は爪を隠す (no-u-a-ru-ta-ka-wa-tsu-me-wo-ka-ku-su)

Hiragana – つめあるつめはつめをかくす

Literal meaning – A talented/smart hawk hides its talons.

Intended meaning – A talented/smart person hides his or her abilities. 88 more words


Back to School with Richard Weaver

Every year, I try to sit down and re-read at least the introduction to Richard Weaver’s seminal Ideas Have Consequences, probably the most powerful book I’ve ever read.  671 more words


Old Friends - sat on a park bench like bookends

J and I met in our teens.  We enrolled as student teachers together, we lived just across the corridor in hall, we learned the realities of teaching kids in tough London schools, we partied, we got drunk and we hitchhiked around the country at dead of night.  434 more words