Author Archives: Richard

Tax Shy Tech

Esquire magazine (US) March 2018.

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Random image

I don’t know why I like this. I just do.

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Idea of the Year

I rather like the school that has withdrawn Christmas on the basis that students need to make a case for why it needs to be reinstated. However, my idea of the year award for 2018 goes to the genius who … Continue reading

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Sunday Poem

My Son’s Stars He had a handful of them On his fingertips and he gave them to me to carry in my pocket to take with me everywhere and place in the sky when I needed to find my way … Continue reading

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The Future of Childcare?

No reasoning behind the image. Simply in Madrid with some time on my hands. (At least the robot isn’t on the phone).

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Thought for the day

Here’s what I hope is an uplifting thought about the future. There is a chance that as we increasingly fuse our physical, biological and digital worlds, we will slowly start to see that we are not just individuals, but part … Continue reading

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Lewis Carroll on Brexit?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” asked Alice.                        “That depends a great deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.                                     “I don’t much care where –” said Alice.                                                                                     “Then it … Continue reading

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Monday statistic

Last year the number of students taking a creative arts exam in the UK fell by 51,000. Arts subjects, including design, drama and art, now account for only 1 in 12 GCSEs. Four years ago it was 1 in 8. … Continue reading

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Poem on a Sunday

The second in my Poem for a Sunday series. “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert . . . Near them, … Continue reading

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Weekly quote fix

“Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.” – Douglas Adams.

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