A Teacher Never Walks Alone

Classroom: North Ryde Primary School Museum More Teacher’s Memoirs Sometimes The Top Is A Long Way Away My transfer from primary to secondary teaching was done through what were called GA classes. The abbreviation stood for General Activity. It referred to a changed curriculum less challenging than the normal secondary one. I came from aContinue reading “A Teacher Never Walks Alone”

Yesterday Is Not All That Far Away

Having Been Taught Go Forth And Teach Old age is not a preparation for dying. It is a time when your database of life should be shared. Wisdom doesn’t grow on trees. It comes best after you have tried the alternatives. Made the mistakes that make life such an uncertain thing. And if you areContinue reading “Yesterday Is Not All That Far Away”

Even More Miscreants

The Double Dealing Diphthong The Double Dealing Diphthong would struggle with the truth It ranted and raved throughout each day And constantly stood aloof The problem was the Vowels both long and short It accused them of dishonesty And integrity to be bought So the debate raged as all were engaged In a squabble whereContinue reading “Even More Miscreants”

Where Rapscallions Dare To Tread

The Chosen One On hearing a speech in August 2020 Your prompting script will be enough None will dare to call your bluff So decorate your image with pretence Disguise each lie your sordid mind invents No half measures as you misinform And make deception now the ugly norm Then praise all innocents as ifContinue reading “Where Rapscallions Dare To Tread”

Doublespeak

George Orwell: Wikimedia Commons Recently I have been interested in the promotion by William D. Lutz of what he borrowed from George Orwell, DOUBLESPEAK. This involves words whose true significance is not what it seems to be. I have had some fun with my own examples. Here is my list of interpretations. indefinite detention gaolContinue reading “Doublespeak”

Yet More University Adventures

The Phoenix People performing in a TIE play: Imagination Can Set You Free: Nepean CAE in the 1970s Maybe you have seen my descriptions of earlier journeys into academia. This is an account of my studies for a third degree. Special memories. What a powerful influence on our lives the theatre has been. It isContinue reading “Yet More University Adventures”