LOST Rewatch: The Substitute

The episode begins with John Locke getting home in a van that is designed to accomodate his wheelchair. He falls and then the sprinklers go off. Helen comes out and we learn that they are together and soon to be married. She suggests that it might be destiny that he met a spinal surgeon at [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Eggtown

This episode begins with Locke making breakfast and then bringing it to Ben, together with a book. He says he has already read it, but Locke says that he might catch something he missed when reading a second time. That is an interesting analogy to the need to watch LOST a second time. Ben tries [Read More...]

Rest or Rules?

The above cartoon by David Hayward seems to me to make much the same point as Dostoyevsky’s famous parable of the Grand Inquisitor in The Brothers Karamazov. Some people find freedom to be a burden, and prefer what rules offer: in particular, the sense that we are passing the responsibility for our views and our decisions to [Read More...]

100 Years of Teaching

KDRV News shared the above list of rules for teachers from a hundred years ago, in conjunction with the celebration of the centennary of Ruch School, from which the list comes (HT Shelley Ross). It is interesting to reflect on – the gender assumption about who would teach, the need to get there early to [Read More...]

The Rules and Laws of the Internet

I previously posted an image I had come across with some rules for blog discussion – which led to some interesting discussion! I thought I should follow up with the rules and laws of the internet, which came to my attention on Facebook. [Read more...]

Which is the Most Significant Clue in Recent Episodes of Doctor Who?

The following two quotes are obvious candidates. Which would you pick from the two – or would you propose a different one altogether? [Read more...]


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