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Hilarious

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Hilary seems like a decent and interesting person. Apparently she’s one of the multi-millionaire panel members on a television programme called ‘Dragon’s Den’. She’s typecast, obviously, but she seems down to earth, plain-spoken, intelligent and extremely astute. She’s led an … Continue reading

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Disability, Disadvantage, and Negatives Into Positives

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‘I’ve never thought of being blind and black as a disadvantage.‘ – Stevie Wonder http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/aug/30/stevie-wonder-blind-black-disadvantage We all have our disabilities and disadvantages, even if we don’t recognise them as such. The trick is to turn a potential negative into a … Continue reading

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Photo Blog – the Olympic Park – Part Two

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An outstanding feature of London’s Olympic Park is that it’s situated in and around a  network of canalised and semi-canalised waterways.  That said, the landscaping that’s been done is good without being outstanding, with the central spine of the park … Continue reading

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Music, Percussion, Rhythm, Education and the Olympics

Thinking back to the Olympics opening ceremony last Friday evening it occurs to me that – as good as it was as a spectacle – the most important element for me was the music. The same was true for the … Continue reading

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Fun and Games . . . with Multiple Intelligences.

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Lots of thoughts today about the importance of sport, music and other forms of entertainment, recreation and self-expression. Also thoughts about the importance of multiple intelligences in sport, music and creativity.

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The Creative Process. It’s a Spiritual Thing

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Why is the Upper House of Parliament still called the House of Lords? If it was called the House of Ladies, would the Lords really stand for that? The front page of the Observer Review today features a major 4-page … Continue reading

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More on Physical Intelligence

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Here’s another selection of quotes from Sir Ken Robinson‘s new book – The Element. They’re taken from Chapter 2: Think Differently. One of the principles of the Element is that we need to challenge what we take for granted about … Continue reading

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