NEW BLOG

This is a new post pandemic blog to replace the previous blog written during the first UK lockdown. Unlike the old blog which was mostly art related this new blog is more varied with thoughts on current affairs, politics (maybe), spirituality (certainly) and possibly a little bit of art too.

 

PRE EDUCATION

11/07/2021

Wouldn’t it be great if our children had our support and encouragement to be themselves without imposition for the first twelve years of their life. Rather than impose a forced education on a child of four, let the children play upto adolescence! What harm could it do? More to the point, what harm could it prevent?

NATIONAL PRIDE

04/07/2021

The English football team have made it through to the semi finals of the Euros. It is natural to feel pride in ones national football team and ones nation. However, it is important to remember that ones humanity precedes ones nationality.

The colour wheel is a tool used by artists to help them with their colour choices. It is made up of six colour hues which coincidentally correspond quite neatly to six of the world’s major religions!

EDUCATION

20/06/2021

The system of education in the UK does not suit all children. One could be justified in saying that it actually ruins some children. We need to change from a one size fits all approach.

The following is a guiding principle to help describe and encapsulate a more equal or level society in economic terms. ‘The poor should not be too poor and the rich should not be too rich’.

People, Party and Policy. What do we vote for? Is it the personality of a politician, the ideology of a political party or a policy that we consider beneficial for social development?

Ex UK Priminister Gordon Brown talks of the failure to vaccinate the poorer countries of the world as an economical, medical and most of all an ethical issue.

VACCINATIONS

22/05/2021

The current news emphasis has moved away from the casualties of the pandemic to the ongoing vaccination program. People of ages 33 and 32 are now eligible to receive the vaccine so why has this man in his mid fifties not yet taken up the offer?

The short answer is simply to externalise my thoughts. A much longer answer would involve an explanation on why I exist and the meaning of life! If I get anywhere near providing that explanation by the time of the final blog post, that will be a miracle!