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Aiming for Nothing

I The Way – cannot be told. The Name – cannot be named. The nameless is the Way of Heaven and Earth. The named is Matrix of the Myriad Creatures. Eliminate desire to find the Way. Embrace desire to know the Creature. The two are identical, But differ in name as they arise. Identical they…

“Sir, Sir! Feed your friend!”

For three years, from 2012 to 2015, I taught English at a secondary school in central London, in Somers Town, near King’s Cross Station. During my first year at the school -and my first year as a newly qualified teacher in the UK- my classroom sat across two tall, old plane trees and the entrance…

Squirrels and Nuts

So, what is Squirrel School? Well, a school for squirrels, obviously! No, not really. Squirrel School is the name of my blog, so named because I have a natural affinity with squirrels (more on that at a later date) and because I guess the blog is part of my constant quest for knowledge. In Irish…

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