Why Is A Smart Phone SO Much Better Than Actual Life?

I read this piece on the BBC website this morning, which ponders on whether people are over-connected? Are people just too attached to their mobiles?

I should be intelligent enough to accept that this is a subject for debate and that there is no yes or no, right or wrong. On the other hand, on my own blog I will say what I like. So the answer is, surely, YES. Let the youngsters berate me and poke fun and call me a dinosaur.smart phone over use Continue reading

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What I Learned From My Headmaster

A few weeks ago I heard that the headmaster at my last school had passed away. It came as a shock, needless to say, and stirred up a lot of emotion. It also reminded me that it was from him that I learned the single most valuable and practical bit of knowledge that was ever imparted to me during all my years of education. When I tell you what it was, it will probably do no more than confirm to most of you that I’m a little eccentric. But not all eureka moments in childhood revolve around Pythagoras, Pi, or P.E. I will write other posts about him, from time to time, as he deserves to be remembered as the fine headmaster that he was. Continue reading