I missed my anniversary. (Freelance anniversary).

I left teaching at the end of June 2017, but my salary stopped at the end of August, so I see 1st September as a key date; last year I was sitting in Dobbie’s coffee shop thinking, ‘this is what the world looks like when you’re not in class…’ I’m going to blog this in two parts; …

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Stop shooting from the hip. Ask a question.

Pope Francis came, met, spoke softly and left. There have been plenty of column inches written and digital footage broadcast over last weekend. Lots of it has focussed not just on the visit, but on the cases of abuse, the church hierarchy’s response and the future of the Catholic church. Rightly so, these are hugely …

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George’s story: To be creative, start with what you have

Recently I reviewed Twyla Tharp’s book The Creative Habit. Creative ideas come from all sorts of places, very often emerging from whatever we are familiar with. This isn’t rocket science. A dancer is going to express his own emotional experience in movement. A writer is going to draw on her own life experience to invent …

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Trump protests: The personal, the political and the possible

This blog post first appeared on Slugger O'Toole on 20th July, 2018. For the record, I didn’t travel to London to protest at Trump’s visit to the UK. But when large scale protests are taking place literally within chanting distance of your hotel room, then I wasn’t going to miss the chance to join in. …

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