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Wednesday 25th November 2015


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Gate A-4

Grab your tissues and read this!

How one woman helped to create, even if briefly and even if only for a few, the world most of us want to live in. Isn't this worth emulating?

The Enemy Is Fear
The Enemy Is Fear

Tony Hawk pioneers the horizontal loop in skateboarding!

Not without some learning bruises though.

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Useful Idiots
Useful Idiots

One of the most useful posts I have shared.

Food For Thought
Food For Thought

Ex US Marine Ken O’Keefe has something Shocking To Say About ISIS following the Paris Attacks
Ken O'Keefe

This guy speaks a no holds barred truth.

Singing In The Shower
Singing In The Shower

Researcher's simple idea could save the world's coral reefs

There is an unsustainable amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere that is poisoning our natural world, and scientists are engaged in a heated debate on how to mitigate its effects. In Hawaii, one scientist has decided to stop debating and do something to save the vital coral reefs that protect our shores. How to save coral reefs.

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Adele Goes Undercover to Enter an Adele Impersonator Competition

Bit of a giggle.

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My Favourite Animal
My Favourite Animal

An ID 10 T Error
An ID 10 T Error

Kindness Impresses Me
Kindness Impresses Me

A Two Year Old
A Two Year Old

Madden's coming up to two. I can relate to this. Not as much as Teal can but I can still relate to it. Julie and I will be soon be doing a full weekend grandparenting while Teal and Rene go away for the weekend. Wish us luck!

The Universe Is In Your Bones
The Universe Is In Your Bones

You do not have a soul, you are a soul and you are immortal.
You are not energy but can create energy.
You are not in space but can consider yourself to be located thus you are.
You can consider yourself to be at any point on the time track.
The rest is not quite true.
Close your eyes and what you see is your universe.
Open them and you see the physical universe.
You co-create the physical universe every day.
The physical universe only exists because we view it.
Now, close your eyes and imagine a better physical universe.
Picture it.
Smell it.
Taste it.
Feel it.
Hear it.
Experience it.
Now, open your eyes.
Make the physical universe match your universe.
That's what we being do best.
Conceive of a new reality then bring it into being.
The more of us do this, the faster the new reality manifests.
Let's get imagining!

The Stupid Cycle
The Stupid Cycle

Start By Doing...
Start By

The man got it so right! Or, even less qualified... ...START! Whatever you have been putting off for any reason, START!

Be There
Be There

Be There. Not in the past. Not in this morning's disagreement. Not in last week's loss. Not in last year's unrealised goal. Be there in the here and now. Go for a walk. Look at the trees. I mean REALLY look at them. Lot's of them, each one in a new unit of time.Like it's the first tree you've ever seen. It will most likely be painful as one of htehardest things we do is to duplicate. If you've done it before you can't possibly do it again! Bollocks. Your happiness depends on being able to dulicate.

From A School Principal's Graduation Speech

He said "The Doctor wants his child to become a doctor.........

He said "The Doctor wants his child to become a doctor......... the Engineer wants his child to become an engineer...... The Businessman wants his ward to become CEO..... BUT a teacher also wants his child to become one of them, as well! Nobody wants to become a teacher BY CHOICE". Very sad but that's the truth!

He continues His story...

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life.

One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, "What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become only a teacher?"

To stress his point he said to another guest, "You're a teacher, Mrs. Singh. Be honest. What do you make?"

Teacher Mrs. Singh, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, "You want to know what I make?"

She paused for a second, then began.

"Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.

I make kids sit through 1 hr of class time when their parents can't make them sit for 5 min. without an I-Pod, Game Cube or movie rental.

You want to know what I make?

She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table.

I make kids wonder.

I make them question.

I make them apologize and mean it.

I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.

I teach them how to write and then I make them write. Keyboarding isn't everything.

I make them read, read, read.

I make them show all their work in math. They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator.

I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know about India while preserving their unique cultural identity.

I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.

Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life."

Mrs. Singh paused one last time and then continued.

"Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me knowing money isn't everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant. You want to know what I make..??


What do you make Mr.CEO?"

His jaw dropped; he went silent.

THIS IS WORTH SENDING TO EVERY teacher you know & to others as well!

Salute to all teachers.

The author, a teacher/poet by the name of Taylor Mali wrote and performs the poem called "What Teachers Make", and here are the true words.


Why pet owners have kinks in their backs!

Normal Equals Adopted
Normal Equals Adopted

War Is Not Meant To Be Won
War Is Not Meant To Be Won


Until next time,
dream big dreams,
plan out how to achieve them,
be continually executing your plans,
enlist people to your causes,
travel and/or read widely, preferably both,
all the while observing what you observe
rather than thinking what you are told to think,
think well of your fellow man,
take time to help your fellow man,
he sorely needs it and it will help you too,
eat food that is good for your body,
exercise your body,
take time to destress,
and do the important things
that make a difference -
they are rarely the urgent ones!



Most of the content herein has been copied from someone else. Especially the images. My goodness some people are talented at creating aesthetics! The small bits that are of my creation are Copyright 2015 © by Tom Grimshaw - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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