Category Archives: Education

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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Haughty and Cultural in a Small Way


 I have had my normal life (not that I ever have one of those!) disrupted since Thursday, and this will continue until 17h00 tomorrow. On Thursday, after kid collection, I had to load various things we needed for the Durban … Continue reading

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Should health warnings become compulsory in books like the Bible and Koran?


Because of serious risk, cigarette packages have to bear warnings regarding the potential dangers of smoking, and liquor advertising is similarly regulated. Surely it is becoming time that religious writings which appear to make it OK to go discriminating against … Continue reading

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