Author Archives: Mike

About Mike

Now that I'm retired I have more time to devote to writing my blog and creating short stories.

Are You Suffering From ‘Wonder Fatigue’?

I’m re-reading a great book called ‘Re-Think – How To Think Differently’ by Nigel May Barlow One of many quotes from the book …..“The creative mind is so often trapped by dull routine and the sheer exhaustion of the workaday week … Continue reading

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Do We Live In An Age Of Information Overload?

We live in a world where knowledge is at our fingertips.If you have a question – ask Google. Apparently Google logs 2 billion searches every day! What did we do before Google? For me, as a child in the 1950’s and … Continue reading

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What Are Your New Year Resolutions For 2012?

It’s that crazy time of the year again when lots of people will be thinking about their New Year Resolutions. We rarely stop and ponder the fact that many, if not all of them, will be the same as last … Continue reading

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A Manifestation Of Educational Fleas

Even though I’ve been retired from Headship for more than two years, comments from Ofsted can still get me going. This BBC headline – ‘Local trouble shooters should be appointed to identify failing schools and sack incompetent heads, England’s new … Continue reading

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Ten Blogs To Get You Writing

I love the following quote, “Writing is easy:  All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” ~Gene Fowler. How often has that happened to you? You know that … Continue reading

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Should Writers Twitter?

I have just read a great book called “Twitter Your Business’ by Mark Shaw. One of the many quotes from the book that really  hit home with me was, “Twitter is not a broadcast station. It is a communication tool.”  … Continue reading

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Observations From A Different Coffee Shop

This week’s Friday observations are from a different one to my local. I’m away at the moment and spent a pleasant hour this morning in a delightful coffee shop in Alnwick. While I was there finishing of a poem for … Continue reading

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