Monthly Archives: June 2020

Missing a poet

Our English tutor at Strode College was away and it might have been reasonable to have expected that the class would be dismissed upon being marked present.¬† The departmental head was not happy with such an arrangement, and handed out … Continue reading

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Planetary pinball

Professor Brian Cox’s Planets¬†programme this evening extended to Pluto and the Kuyper Belt. Ultima Thule appeared, the 36 kilometre long double lump of rock, that emerged at the beginning of the solar system, rocks bouncing like a pinball on a … Continue reading

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Area 51 and the Teletubbies

Secondary school students love conspiracy theories, they love a sense of secrecy, mystery and excitement. Stories concerning Area 51 in the United States provide an endless source for speculation, particularly among teenage boys. So it was that, yesterday morning, I … Continue reading

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Listening to myths

Dad had a work colleague by the name of Smith whose life seemed full of unexpected moments and hilarious interludes. Some of his experiences were quite bizarre. Dad would come home with the latest tale of what had happened to … Continue reading

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Metacognitive farming

Apparently, the lockdown has led to an increase in people talking to themselves. This was a development that must have been logically expected. For many people who were socially isolated, if they did not talk to themselves, to whom would … Continue reading

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