Category Archives: Education

Communication from a Cattle Crossing


Eldest granddaughter Immy has just received the following letter: We are, of course, thrilled.  With the reputation and performance of Oxford, only those with outstanding graduate results even bother to apply, and even then most are turned away.  We can only … Continue reading

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Schooldaze …


Eight-year-old granddaughter R, entering Grade 3 (which my generation knew as Standard 1) is already involved in a hectic schedule.  Off her own bat she auditioned for Junior Choir, and yesterday received a letter of congratulation stating that she has … Continue reading

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The Really Awful Stars by Day


Do you believe you see a star By day, from down a shaft quite far? Well, actually, this is untrue; It is a thing you cannot do. Though Aristotle said it’s so, And Hershel, who should better know, The light at … Continue reading

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Really Awful Racist Rhyme with Monkeys


The recent mass hysteria On ‘racist’-type remarks Was voiced by those I fear who are The dimmest of dim sparks. Except for those who got enraged At that disgusting slime Said Hitler tactics be engaged – Now, that was just … Continue reading

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A Suicidal-Terrorist Antivirus


Recent events in Paris and elsewhere relating to misled fanatics highlight a dreadful situation, and some choices which I doubt if authorities will have the guts to take.  There is not much use in only pouring invective on the fanatics … Continue reading

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Unlocking a Gate


In looking to see if Rochelle had posted a new picture prompt for a hundred-word story, I found the one below and mistakenly took it for the latest.  I furiously scribbled a story, arising from reading about the hardships suffered by … Continue reading

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Really Awful Connectivity


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Connected.” Here you’ll find I have selected Things quite diff’rently connected; If I’ve put a wire in wrong, With a short, they won’t last long! And, because the above are all … Continue reading

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