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It has been over a month since my last blog post . . . (which was also, about silence and having nothing to say . . . !) OK, no longer.  I was – against my better judgement as I don’t really believe in awards – going to nominate something in the “best resource” category......
So, sometimes I have nothing to say. That doesn’t mean I shouldn’t blog about it! I am sat in the garden, it is a peaceful, still (but for the wind whispering through the trees) ‘moment’ – I am vaguely aware of children in the background somewhere – talking to each other out in the street.......
I love this!  I am a fan of Tim Harford, as he does “More or Less” on Radio 4 . . . which is a little bit of brilliance in itself.  However, “pop up ideas” is just superb.  Malcolm Gladwell recently and then, as I was driving in to a meeting it was Gillian Tett......
Neil Gaiman writes odd stuff.  Dark odd stuff for adults, weird and crazy laugh-out-loud-funny odd stuff for kids.  “Fortunately, The Milk” came out in mid September 2013 . . . if you missed it, get it NOW! A (apparently) hapless dad is left alone with the kids while his other half heads off for a conference......
I am trying to write almost every day – not just on the blog, but just get thoughts and ideas DOWN.  So, here is my first experiment of trying to get a blog written in about 5 minutes! Had a session last night with our finishing “Gap Year” students, on “The Future of The Church”......
I have just mussed about this in my office with one of my team, admittedly this was one of those “off the top of my head I think . . . ” kind of conversations.  Despite that (or maybe because of it!) I am going to write down here what I just spouted . .......
Argh! How do we manage our anger?  I used the basis of the below for an assembly a while ago and then have subsequently used it all over the place in a variety of contexts with young people.   Use it however you like if you find it useful, pass it on – no credit......
I came across this little ditty: There was a Church of England meeting known to all as General Synod, Where the members sought to discover (and agree upon) the mysterious mind of God They met and talked endlessly, words without end Slowly driving the rest of the church serenely round the bend I really hope......