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Cultural Literacy

Education: Despite promises to loosen the parameters on what must be taught, SATs and so on, the current government seems set to bring in yet more targets. This time, though, they are based on the American concept of “Cultural Literacy” … Continue reading

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Notes for a poem idea

Juxtapositions often set off ideas, stories, poems. There’s a poem brewing on the thoughts below but it hasn’t materialised yet so, since I promised to blog something every day in Jan, you’ll have to make do with a note (which … Continue reading

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Sitting on the fence

I’m not good at making decisions. I have to think around every possible connotation – and even then, I’ll know I don’t know everything. My parents taught me not to take things at face value, to see other possibilities. And … Continue reading

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