The Dangerous Spread of Misinformation and Racism

  “Every group feels strong, once it has found a scapegoat.”Mignon Mclaughlin The only thing which has seemed to spread as rapidly as coronavirus, is racism and it is potentially even more lethal. This post was originally written way before coronavirus had taken hold around the world’ (Ok yes I am angry about the attack …

Saying Hi To Our Chinese Students, Who Cannot Get Back Right Now.

Upon first hearing about the coronavirus, the first thing I said to my daughter was, “Great.” Just what the world needs – another excuse for racism.” Education is my passion. I have devoted my life to it. I consider there are few, if any, problems in this world, upon which a good education system, does …

Will We Choose To Forget?

One of my most vivid memories of being in Israel, is of being in the middle of Jerusalem, hearing a loud siren and watching in disbelief, as every car stopped. The  car doors opened and everybody stood silently by their vehicle for several minutes. It was only later, I discovered the reason for this moving …

Thank You For Following My Journey (but please don’t assume I know the way.)

Ignorance and prejudice. Dealing with these two issues is indeed a lifetime’s work-in fact the work of many lifetimes. I have a few prejudices of my own. I confess for example that I can be a bit of an intellectual snob. I really have very little time for narrow-minded and/or ignorant people. I also have …

Confessions of a Backpacker

My upbringing gave me gifts, I had never realised. Judging people on account of their colour or creed was just not considered acceptable in my family when I was little. In fact my father had made sure I knew about the Holocaust from a very early age. I had never considered myself racist until my …