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The Streets of San Miguel

7 Jan– 4 Apr 2016. In San Miguel de Allende (SMA) we lived in the colonia, or neighbourhood, of Infonavit Allende. It’s out past the famed… 1,187 more words


Making Mischief Used to Make My Day*

‘I didn’t mean any real harm.’ ‘We were only having a bit of fun.’ I’m sure you’ve heard things like this when people make mischief. And sometimes mischief is really just that: a relatively harmless prank that’s no more than annoying. 966 more words

Agatha Christie

We Stand as One...Undivided*

When we think of fictional PIs, the ones who may quickly come to mind are ‘lone wolves,’ such as Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe or Sara Paretsky’s V.I. 998 more words

Agatha Christie

What’s After Abiding?

As I finish the fourth book in the series, The Chronicles of Formation, I wonder, “What’s after abiding?”

Déjà vu.

The panic ensues.

The brain searches for answers. 702 more words


Play and learning mathematics and statistics

The role of play in learning

I have been reading further about teaching mathematics and came across this interesting assertion:

Play, understood as something frivolous, opposed to work, off-task behaviour, is not welcomed into most mathematics classrooms.

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And a Man is Held in a Foreign Jail*

With travel as straightforward (if not always easy!) as it is in now, there’s more international travel than ever. And in crime fiction, that means it’s more likely that a suspect might easily be from another country. 1,029 more words



The surgical strike by India deep inside Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir on September 29 has not only sent Pakistan into internal political and military chaos, it has also unnerved many in India on the political lines in the season of upcoming state assembly polls including Uttar Pradesh, the most vital state in the country’s electoral politics. 2,253 more words