Podcasts are good for you #5days5posts Post 2

I have been meaning to write about podcats ever since I started this blog. This completely new form of entertainment has fascinated me since I downloaded my very first episode of the History of Rome podcast. (For a thoroughly enjoyable account of the fascinating history of the Roman Empire, check out the iTunes Store or Mike’s blog and download the 179 episodes of this podcast.)

For a while I thought Mike’s effort was one of its own, but while Mike had a longish lull around the time of the fall of the republic, I had time to scavenge for more, and I was like a child in a candy store.… Continue reading

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30-day challenges #5days5posts Post 1

This new edition of the #5days5posts series starts with a short musing about setting myself 30-day challenges. I contemplate why I think it’s a good idea to do and I announce the first two challenges for the next 30 days.Continue reading

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My utopia – #5days5posts Post 5

This final post is concerned with one of my longest lasting obsessions: utopian thought.

I think the roots of this mania are in the very early realisation of many things that were wrong with the world I lived in when I was a child, which was itself a utopian experiment that went tragically wrong -( i.e.… Continue reading

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On conflicts – #5days5posts post 3

Do you volunteer? Have you found yourself in conflicts? How have you dealt with them? I strongly believe that most conflicts (small and large) come from a lack of knowing the other person (country, race, group) and if we spend some time together we will find ways of influencing, learning from and respecting one another.… Continue reading

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On running a marathon – #5days5posts Post 2

As I was watching people falling to the ground not from the sheer exhaustion and exhilartion of competing something I consider to be one of the greatest physical achievements but from a bloody bomb exploding right when they are about to cross the line simply broke my heart.… Continue reading

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The missing out syndrome – Post 1 #5Days5posts

Looking at my facebook updates, one might get the impression that it’s all smooth sailing and I enjoy every moment. Well, the truth is that there are times when I just want to run back to an office, turn on a screen or just go into a classroom full of difficult 17-year-olds.… Continue reading

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Introductions

….and may I present the first introductory assignment. Here are some random things to know about me in video format. I have also been a huge fan of making videos and have been amateurly (I think I just invented that word LOL) playing with video programming software on and off for the last few years.…

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