What the Dickens!

Is there something of a revival of Charles Dickens going on? Couldn't help notice the Italian L'Avvenire run a long article on his A Christmas Carol today, and I'm thoroughly enjoying Matthew Pearl's The Last Dickens, which takes up the unfinished… more »

Think twice before ringing the school

A friend sent me an mp3 which will ring true (almost literally) in more places than Sydney or any bush school. It will almost certainly ring true, mutatis mutandis, for any school anywhere in the world - so long as they have a phone! Below, a… more »