What if we really valued all our children?

Somewhere on the shores of Lake Norman(I forget where exactly) in North Carolina I once again am graciously hosted by a total stranger, as we get to grips with her sightly disturbing 'What If' scenario.  Was my mental jamming partner, a lifelong teacher,  suggesting we didn't really value our children, judging by the way we educated them?... Continue Reading →

What if we un-boxed education?

In a forested suburb -  just out of earshot of the thunder of jet engines above Virginia Beach - I tackle a What if scenario with Dr Michael and Kim Summer, two teachers who are passionate about their vocation. Listen to the podcast here. We try to imagine a world in which schools no longer box... Continue Reading →

Richmond Virginia

This week, one year ago, was a one of quiet reflection and big decisions. It was a small break from finding my way about strange cities, from negotiating other peoples rush hours, from giving talks at 07H30 and 12H00 almost every day for the past three weeks, from daily getting my head around new -... Continue Reading →

In early May 2014 I was in a breakfast joint, high in the Blue Ridge Mountains, sipping a strong coffee, while trying to get my head around today's - What if scenario. I discover that the 'authentic self' is a concept not so far removed from my own premise that we should all act with... Continue Reading →

What if we could communicate without language?

Listen to the podcast here. I have attempted to find scholarly articles on the Minoan copper miners, and various other things referred to in this conversation. However, finding anything of true substance on the internet is becoming like an archaeological dig in its own right. As Minoans and copper are not part of my focus,... Continue Reading →

Boiling Spring

It was April 24th  2014 just outside Charlotte, in North Carolina, while taking a walk by a river - a never before heard voice in my head declared “You could be running.” “Are you kidding me? I don’t run, it’s not dignified!” my rational self replied. “You haven’t done any exercise for a long time, and... Continue Reading →

What if we all put – Service above Self?

After spending a delightful afternoon walking in the countryside around Charleston, spending time photographing this handsome fellow. I went to dinner where I participated in another What if Scenario. Thinking outside of what is, is not easy. It sometime requires a sharp prod, or two, to loosen the grey matter. In an amiable dinner table... Continue Reading →

Christopher Newport University,

The week of 11-18 April was busy, both in 2014 and 2015 April 11th 2014, my 52nd birthday saw me up and about at 05h00 to be on-time and ready to give a 07h30 breakfast talk at the Christopher Newport University. This would the 62nd   time I had  given the same talk. Giving the talk... Continue Reading →

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