During the summer vacation I will teach a series of two-hour classes on the theme of children’s books. The classes will run from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesday afternoons commencing Tuesday 26th July at Okeiko House, Nishi Hiroshima: http://www.okeikohouse.jp/ Fee: ¥2,000 per class. Schedule 26th July 2nd August 16th August [Read more…]
The Tailor Of Gloucester is an English children’s story by Beatrix Potter, of “Peter Rabbit” fame. She wrote and published it in 1901.
It tells the tale of a poor tailor who has to make a coat and waistcoat for the Mayor of Gloucester’s Christmas Day wedding. He works late into the evening cutting and preparing the fabric. He lays everything out so that he can start sewing it the next morning.
One of the pleasures of fatherhood was being able to re-read some of the books I had enjoyed as a child. Another was to discover a whole new generation of delightful children’s books.
One such book, or set of books that I came across when my daughter was about five years old was the “Flat Stanley” series written by Jeff Brown.
One of the appeals of teaching, at least for me, is the opportunity it gives me to learn from my students. Take today for instance. Students Presentations About Ancient Greece My last class of the day was a “World History” class for a small group of 3rd year GSE (Global [Read more…]
Went to the cinema to see Operation Mincemeat yesterday. Here are some “reflections” prompted by what I saw. Operation Mincemeat is a 2021 British film directed by John Madden, who also directed Shakespeare in Love and Captain Morelli’s Mandolin. It’s set mainly in London in 1943, at a crucial turning point in the [Read more…]
At midday I set off with the Mrs to accomplish one of our goals for the Golden Week period – walk to the Botanical Garden which I had never visited heretofore even though it’s in our neck of the woods. The Hiroshima Botanical Garden is located up a hill in [Read more…]
Forget about Brian Tracy’s frogs or Nicholas Chamfort’s toads that I alluded to in a recent post on the Hive blockchain. With Saturn exalted in Capricorn it is time to emulate Old Man Time and swallow a few toddlers instead. It takes discipline and an eye for the long term benefits to grind your way [Read more…]
From the second to the fifth of January the theme of The Daily Laws is all about seeking out and connecting with whatever it was that fascinated you as a child and to be newly inpired by it as you rediscover your calling. Second Sunday After Christmas This week, 2nd [Read more…]
With the New Year I am commencing an new morning reading practice and will be going through the year accompanied, as it were, by Robert Greene through his new book, The Daily Laws. The Daily Laws is a book of 366 meditations drawn from themes and insights from Robert Greene’s other books, such as The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of War, and so on. [Read more…]