Moses

Moses led the Jewish people out of slavery in Egypt. This meant a long journey to freedom and independence. For forty years the Jews wandered in the wilderness. During this time and after many years of hardship rebellion was in the air: We were better off as slaves, some said. Some wished to return whence…

Navigating a world of opinions

It is said that forewarned is forearmed. With this in mind the following is an introduction to the hurdles one can expect to jump from the age of fourteen onwards until love or wisdom or both rescue you. Some points will only or mainly apply to either boys or girls. Pregnancy If you are not…

Flying the flag

I have taught English in many countries around the world and in all of them people are unafraid to fly the flag. In my own country flying a flag is often considered shameful. For example, British intellectuals often consider themselves above such things. This was apparent to George Orwell when writing The Lion and the…

Rumi

“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” © [Gary Ross] and [Mosaicross], [From 2014]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this blog and/or photographs without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit…