Still More University Days And Nights

Another Continuation of My University Story I began my MEd studies the year after I graduated with my BA, 1968. In the meantime I moved from my position at Granville Boys High School to History Master at Dover Heights Girls High School. Geographically my new teaching position was relatively close to the University of NewContinue reading “Still More University Days And Nights”

My Latest Book

Dear Friends, sorry to have been away for a while. I have just published this book with Amazon: An Advanced Survival Guide For Dishonest Political Bastards. I started the book with a review by a fictitious senior lecturer from Sydney University writing (fictitiously) in The Sydney Morning Herald. I thought the “review” might be readableContinue reading “My Latest Book”

A Different History

How Nincompoops Destroyed The Roman Empire   New Research Reveals A Distorted History The Roman Empire is not what it used to be. In fact, it doesn’t exist anymore. Why is this so? The answer: because idiots destroyed it. Exceptionalism in Rome Was Based Merely On Symbols.  Ancient Romans were constantly urged to make RomeContinue reading “A Different History”

I Try To Understand

Right now people all around me seem to be on drugs – word drugs. As I watch their narcotised, stupefied, insensible, befuddled, delirious, hallucinating behaviour I feel as though I have just fallen into Alice’s Wonderland. Why is this so? I try to understand. Rudyard Kipling once said that words are the most powerful drugsContinue reading “I Try To Understand”

It’s Not Cricket.

“It’s not cricket.” Did you know that the first recorded use of that expression in England was early in the seventeenth century when folk were accused of playing cricket on a Sunday. That was one way out of a Laurel and Hardy “revolting development.” An excuse was needed to avoid God’s wrath. Regarding the rulesContinue reading “It’s Not Cricket.”

On Teaching and “Productivity”

Some Recent Thoughts One click  on “TEACHING” below will give you access to the thoughts, and to a poem I wrote soon after I retired in 2004 from a teaching post in a Sydney high school. TEACHING Regarding that poem, education ministers and administrators should remember that the students below the test mean are halfContinue reading “On Teaching and “Productivity””

Tears In A Desert

Down the ages children have endured pain and suffering for many reasons. Today, as a consequence of bungling and crude reasons for detention, covered up abuse, poverty in postcodes, and heinously accurate weapons of mass destruction used deliberately with sham excuses against thousands in civilian populations, the trauma and anguish of children tears us even further apart. ThisContinue reading “Tears In A Desert”

An Effort To Escape

No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from. George Eliot So far I have lived twenty-three years longer than Shakespeare. Oh my! What he would have done with that extra time. As for humble me, I have noticed so many dark deeds inContinue reading “An Effort To Escape”