Malcolm’s musings

Teach Me Thy Way

Teach me Thy way, O Lord,  Teach me Thy way;Thy gracious aid afford,  Teach me Thy way.Help me to walk aright;More by faith, less by sight;Lead me with heav’nly light,  Teach me Thy way. Our good friends Tim and Jill sang this old hymn at our wedding. Yesterday they, and a number of other friends, celebrated our weddingContinue reading “Teach Me Thy Way”

Preparation and Planning

As a student teacher I was introduced to ‘lesson preparation’… preparing what I was going to teach and how I was going to teach it. I’ve spent my life preparing for the next activity or event in the family, school, church. The old perceived wisdom says: ‘Proper planning and preparation prevents poor performance.’ Yesterday wasContinue reading “Preparation and Planning”

Recurring Positives

When I was a teacher I taught recurring decimals; English teachers talked about recurring themes in books; textile design teachers described recurring patterns on fabrics… At Men’s Shed yesterday we were chatting about politics, holidays, wives… Martin said: ‘My wife Cathy always…’ With family and friends that we know well, we expect certain words, attitudesContinue reading “Recurring Positives”

Tom’s Tall Tales

This is Tom. Over the past few days I’ve got to know him. Originally from Chicago, Tom spent many years in the US Air Force. He’s a Viet Nam war veteran… Tom has many tales to tell… where he’s been, what he’s done, who he’s met. After the first few stories I wondered if theyContinue reading “Tom’s Tall Tales”


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