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‘Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.’ So says Tom Robbins on Page 29 in ‘Still life with woodpecker.’ If you read this lovely book way back in 1980 when it was written, and you are from

A further comment on weirdos

‘Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.’ So says Tom Robbins on Page 29 in ‘Still life with woodpecker.’ If you read this lovely book way back in 1980 when it was written, and you are from

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Doing the above two things saves country towns. That’s what Ian Plowman reckons. And it’s based on a pretty interesting piece of research that he’s done called ‘Why some towns prosper while others languish.’ I heard Ian on ABC Radio National on 24th August on ‘Bush Telegraph.’ And his research I think is relevant not

Welcome the weirdos and get off your bum

Doing the above two things saves country towns. That’s what Ian Plowman reckons. And it’s based on a pretty interesting piece of research that he’s done called ‘Why some towns prosper while others languish.’ I heard Ian on ABC Radio National on 24th August on ‘Bush Telegraph.’ And his research I think is relevant not

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Am I just being fussy here or does this really matter? I really do struggle with the phrase ‘Adult Learning Principles’. Perhaps I am looking in the wrong places but I have yet to see a list of principles that apply exclusively to adults. I googled the term and on one website about ‘adult education’

Adult Learning Principles. I just don’t get it.

Am I just being fussy here or does this really matter? I really do struggle with the phrase ‘Adult Learning Principles’. Perhaps I am looking in the wrong places but I have yet to see a list of principles that apply exclusively to adults. I googled the term and on one website about ‘adult education’

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I do a training workshop called ‘Working with men and boys’ and this suggests of course that I think there are differences between males and females. Yet what I refuse to do is to say categorically that ‘men are like this and women are like that and so we have to do X, Y and

Men and their extraordinary ability to communicate

I do a training workshop called ‘Working with men and boys’ and this suggests of course that I think there are differences between males and females. Yet what I refuse to do is to say categorically that ‘men are like this and women are like that and so we have to do X, Y and

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So here’s a story. A friend of mine…let’s call her Angel…was asked by…let’s call him Clem…to go to a wedding because he had no-one who he could ask, and Angel was a good friend and so he asked her. She said yes. So off they go to the wedding. I get a phone call from

Pretending is good

So here’s a story. A friend of mine…let’s call her Angel…was asked by…let’s call him Clem…to go to a wedding because he had no-one who he could ask, and Angel was a good friend and so he asked her. She said yes. So off they go to the wedding. I get a phone call from

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Although I thought I spotted a cow reference there, something to do with grass and chewing, I was wrong. ‘Rumination’ is thinking about stuff and ‘co-rumination’, fairly sensibly, is talking with someone about stuff…that is concerns, worries, problems. And it seems, according to Erika Waller from the University of Missouri, that some girls (the study

Co-ruminating has nothing to do with cows…and it can be bad for girls

Although I thought I spotted a cow reference there, something to do with grass and chewing, I was wrong. ‘Rumination’ is thinking about stuff and ‘co-rumination’, fairly sensibly, is talking with someone about stuff…that is concerns, worries, problems. And it seems, according to Erika Waller from the University of Missouri, that some girls (the study

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Here is the really first ever blog from me. And I am going to do almost no editing. I will just whack up ideas here and hope you find something in them to send your imagination off to do some more thinking and searching. The following ideas have caught my attention lately. Being in charge

Being in charge…Faint praise…What we tell ourselves

Here is the really first ever blog from me. And I am going to do almost no editing. I will just whack up ideas here and hope you find something in them to send your imagination off to do some more thinking and searching. The following ideas have caught my attention lately. Being in charge

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