Sailing by ferry

Sailing by ferry

In the days before the “chunnel” was constructed to join the UK to mainland Europe I used to enjoy travelling by ferry. It seems such a long time ago now, but what I remember is an overnight trip. I would get inebriated on cheap alcohol, to avoid feeling sea sick and...
Pure hearts and minds

Pure hearts and minds

Expectations are funny. Habits acquired in youth become part of the way that many folks see the world. Terms of reference can differ from place to place, but people carry their own in their minds, expecting that everyone else thinks similarly. Certain parts of London...
Which way is right?

Which way is right?

It’s possible that there could be delicate or refined ways of expressing opinions or even truisms. In the world of media and communications, some folks like to spend a lot of time beating around the bush, because they want to maintain images of themselves as forces...
It’s the same old song

It’s the same old song

There’s a song that used to be popular with my peers in university. That song was written in times when notions about race relations in Britain were seemingly less developed than they are now. The character in the song told a story about being mugged by someone with...
Feeling the burn in learning

Feeling the burn in learning

A group of teachers once explained to me the benefits of experiential learning. My understanding of the term is that most humans learn best when they get opportunities to do things practically. Other types of learning have their uses, but it is most helpful to take...