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A voice and a platform
As many of my readers will know, I quite like having a platform to say stuff. In general, I'm not terribly fussed what it is I am talking about, but I think I should have more of a voice in society. Come Monday, I will get another avenue to try and influence the world around me. In this case, I will have a class of 3rd year Engineering students who I want to try to teach to think.
Yes, that's right, come Monday I am lecturing.
Hence the decrease in posting frequency as I have been preparing the upcoming course. I have a couple of weeks' lectures prepared, and I'm looking forward to giving them. I realise that, ultimately, I can't make the students do anything (nor should I have to - it is in their interests to do well and to do what they should), but it should be interesting.
Other things of interest:
My son is still will-be-alive and kicking.
I have kept wickets in the indoor cricket matches I have played. It took me a couple of overs to get the hang of it, but after that I have been doing alright. I even took a catch!
We have bought a car - a blue VW touran.
I have been on a teaching course and am enrolled in a teaching in Higher Education scheme.
J. Craig Venter = Flying Spaghetti Monster. Ok, nothing to do with me, but I thought it needed to be said.
We have been to synagogue a couple of times, including for a lunch and we even made it early enough to attend the shiur (lesson). This was particuarly interesting. The topic was Euthanasia.
Have a happy Australia Day all, and don't forget, in the words of the great man, "It's time we took tax cuts off the table and put lamb cuts on it"
My favourite procrastinations
The Head Heeb - Jonathan provides a balanced view on various Israeli and (former) colonial states in less developed regions of the world.
The Bladder - a sports satire site. Well worth a look.