Dreams, loss and the test of the senses

Last night I dreamt I had my Badger back. Badger was the Border Collie l had from a pup who died, of natural causes but rather young and rather traumatically in June. It was already a bad dream. I hadn’t been able to find my partner and was sitting on my parents dining room floor. When there was Badger, actually really there. l was able to pick him up, hold him, and smell him, feel his fur and warmth. He hadn’t died he’d been lost something I’d always been scared of. Then I realised he was hurting, there was a …

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is it just science…. not the beginning

I’ve been wanting to blog about science, science education and communication since I started teaching. But I couldn’t Because I was teaching And there’s professionalism… and privacy laws… and all of that sort of thing. Also the subject makes me crazy and I tend to get really really cross about stuff, which can be dull when you’re in the depths of it and solutions just don’t seem possible. This, plus one hundred and one other aspects, led to me quitting the education system (eventually – I tried in 2015 and finally managed in 2017) as a teacher, to become a …

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