In my day job I do a lot of teaching and a bit of game play. The gaming only happens when I can combine the two. Here’s an game I devised that game we use during a lecture on Quality Management. It’s called ‘The Pharmacist’s Dilemma’. I decided to experiment with videoing this talk as a […]Read More Learning to play. Playing to learn.
I spend a lot of my time in different communities – rich/poor; Muslim/Christian; science/faith; old/young – and so I’m always wondering what makes us all different. think a community needs three key things, each of them built upon the previous idea. A community needs people or members. (That kinda goes without saying really!) The community […]Read More Why judgement closes doors
The third candle of Advent is ‘Joy’ or the ‘Shepherd’s candle’. For me that’s three great topics: The Joy; The Journey; and The Banned.Read More The Joy, the Journey and the Banned
In my last blog post I wrote about the metaphorical musings inspired by watching (or reading) Lord of the Rings. It was while I was writing that piece that I started to wonder when, and why, my understanding of the stories had shifted from imaginative fiction to allegorical meditation? Thinking back, I realised that it […]Read More Geek pilgrimage
There’s something about Tolkien’s Middle-earth that stokes my imagination! It’s so easy to step into the Third Age where the hassles and aggravations of the real world just slip away. I even get drawn into the extra appendices at the end! (Personally I think they’re one of the best parts of the books! Why is […]Read More Meditation on Moria
In my offline life, unlike Minecraft, I never find useful stuff on the ground that I can pick up and keep for later. I sometimes pick up litter and very occasionally a 10p piece, but never gold, usable wood or red stone. For various reasons over the last few months I’ve been looking for a nice, […]Read More Shell story
My morning scroll of the Facebook statuses: sweeping my fingers over the phone screen, scanning for keywords, or eyecatching images: panning for social media gold. The name caught my eye. He was a young author who’s books I’d read. He was a scholar and a YouTuber. At some point in his adult life, he’d crossed […]Read More Unexpected Deal