February 3, 2019

I grew up loving martial arts movies. Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Chuck Norris, Sammo Hung and Steven Seagal being some of my childhood heroes. Perhaps in the pre-social media era it was easier, but the legends of these guys were enormous. Yes, Chuck Norris has become a me...

February 2, 2019

I had an awesome idea for a post! And then it all went wrong …

In Shelter From The Storm, Dylan sings:

‘Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood

When reckless was a virtue, the road was full of mud

I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form

Come in, she s...

February 1, 2019

Why am I about to attempt to write everyday?

Doing something for the sake of doing it is not something we do much as adults. When we’re kids we do things, just for the sake of it, constantly – it’s how we fill our days. We used to passionately build things with Lego, pr...

August 13, 2018

… being better than everyone else?

Picture the scene:

1992 NBA Finals - Game 6 - Chicago versus Portland

Chicago leads the series 3-2. They’ve just rallied from behind to take the lead in the closing minutes. A pumped up Michael Jordan comes to the bench during the timeou...

April 18, 2018

I love Star Wars. Its latest episode, The Last Jedi, was polarising – but I loved it. Its nuance and subtlety seemed to be lost on many. Amongst the scenes that have stuck with me is Resistance Captain Poe Dameron’s insight that perhaps they aren’t the end of the story...

The end – is always between beginnings.

Everything ends: days, years, movies, moods, eras, careers, good times … and bad.

And always followed – by something new.

How exciting,

to realise …

something just ended.

Photo credit: Jacob Cridland | CC2.0

March 12, 2018

My brother presents the contrarian view of video games as a counter point to a discussion on our mini-podcast, which you can listen to here.

Chris

Video games certainly are in your face if you are a parent. General comment about children playing games range from they are...

March 8, 2018

 

A report, commissioned by the NSW Education and Standards Authority, has found no improvement in maths and reading among students in a decade and the results of disadvantaged students have declined sharply …

No shit, Sherlock!

… and now there are calls for the NAPLAN pr...

February 21, 2018

There’s a story about a university campus that goes something like this:

They constructed all the buildings but didn’t construct any footpaths connecting the buildings together. When the students arrived they walked from building to building and decided on the routes th...

January 26, 2018

 Such is the way of the world

You can never know

Just where to put all faith

And how will it grow

I entered December with Eddie Vedder’s words in my ears and genuinely unsure for how much longer I would be a teacher. Was I bored? In need of a change? Mid-life crisis? Had I...

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