Another collection of disasters in the land of geeky weirdness that is my life.

Yep, I think it’s time I just accepted it: my life is weird.I mean I try to be normal but it’s like I just attract strangeness. Like a magnet. That strange, smelly, drunk guy on the bus always sits next to me; getting poo-ed on by birds; being travel sick on a train. I mean seriously, who gets travel sick on trains! Continue reading “Another collection of disasters in the land of geeky weirdness that is my life.”

Dear Teacher: Heartfelt Advice for Teachers from Students.

This is a video from the “brainhighways” channel on YouTube that I stumbled across while researching the ADHD project. It just struck a chord with me for its honesty and openness. If you’re an educator, perhaps there’s something in remembering that it’s not a class of thirty students you’re teaching, but rather thirty individual students in your class. Continue reading “Dear Teacher: Heartfelt Advice for Teachers from Students.”

A dheis Dé go raibh a anam Sir Terry.

Death, as they say, comes to us all. To wake today to the news of Sir Terry Wogan’s passing is no less heartbreaking for that. From my all too brief experience working in the media, I can only imagine from others what a joy and pleasure Sir Terry must have been to work with. I certainly know firsthand how personal and intimate he could made … Continue reading A dheis Dé go raibh a anam Sir Terry.

The Worry Tree, a free Anxiety and Mental Health resource

One of my little bugbears is how so many of the great mental health resources that are our there (there are some there, honest… you just have to spend days of your life hunting for them) are so badly presented. In this day and age when there are eight-year-olds producing iPhone apps and writing code, then there’s really no excuse for poorly presented resources. Apart … Continue reading The Worry Tree, a free Anxiety and Mental Health resource

You, the Silence and I

Creative Breaks, as well as allowing me to work on a great film myself, led me to work alongside other amazingly talented film-makers, artists, writers and others. One of those people was Alex Webb, and the Jam Street team who worked on the truly awesome film You, the Silence and I. There’s nothing I can say about it that comes close to expressing how much … Continue reading You, the Silence and I