Tuesday, 2 September 2014

What is school for?


Back to school everybody!

Productivity!

And what is school for?


"Grades are an illusion... passion and insight are a reality"

"Your work is more important than your congruence to an answer key."

"Persistence in the face of a sceptical authority figure is priceless, and yet we undermine it."

"Fitting in is a short-term strategy that gets you nowhere.
Standing out is a long-term strategy that takes guts and produces results."

"If you care enough about your work, to be willing to be criticised for it, then you have done a good day's work."

All the quotes and the manifesto for "Stop Stealing Dreams" posted here

Added this to my online shrine to Seth Godin - a bunch of my favourite quotes & links collected here

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Monday, 1 September 2014

25p price differences on restaurant menus - more Daddanomics

25p price differences on restaurant menus



I'm obsessed with the 25p price differentials on restaurant menus...
Usually in the starters and desserts.

I'm actually weighing up my choice, thinking something might be better because it's 25p more.

It's like choosing the chocolates in the box that have got the foil wrapper on.


Daddanomics - the economics of being a tightwad dad: more here.

All my 2014 Dad Stuff For My Kids is here

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PENCIL FOOD OH - more from the messed up walls that are our Friday Night Toddler Art Gallery


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Friday, 29 August 2014

PENCIL FOOD OH - more from the messed up walls that are our Friday Night Toddler Art Gallery

"Basically, our kids destroying our home, one work of art at a time..."
Let's keep strolling down the mess strewn corridors of The Friday Night Toddler Art Gallery...

#7 - PENCIL FOOD OH



Graphite 5B Pencil (we think) and Nutella (we think) on B&Q Value Matt Emulsion

We think this is a companion piece to "Pencil Food".

It appeared on the opposite side of the same wall.

There looks like an "O" and even possibly an "E" in a nod to the identity of The Artist.

Or maybe it's a sigh. 

We think it's a sigh.


All the Friday Night Toddler Art Gallery is here... Enjoy!

(This never happens to anyone else whatsoever. But if it does, feel free to leave a comment below or tweet me a picture...)

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Friday, 22 August 2014

PENCIL FOOD - another chance to relive the hell from our Friday Night Toddler Art Gallery

"Basically, our kids destroying our home, one work of art at a time..."
Here's something else from the walls of our Friday Night Toddler Art Gallery...

#6 - PENCIL FOOD



Graphite 5B Pencil (we think) and Nutella (we think) on B&Q Value Matt Emulsion

A temporary pre-dirty protest.

All the Toddler "Art" is here... Enjoy!

(Or send one of your own over.)

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These 3 look more like needers than leaders - DAD STUFF FOR MY KIDS


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Friday, 15 August 2014

FREEDOM CORNER - our house being wrecked as Friday Night Toddler Art Gallery

"Basically, our kids destroying our home, one work of art at a time..."
Another example from The Friday Night Toddler Art Gallery...

#5 - FREEDOM CORNER



Graphite 5B Pencil (we think) on B&Q Value Matt Emulsion

Interesting that the artist has chosen pencil for this work.

(No pencils are made available to The Artist.
We have no idea where it came from or where it went).



A mocking echo of the decorative willow sticks behind which the work appears.

We think this says (with temporary impudence) that the sticks may be contained, but my freeflowing lines are not.


The full Friday Night Toddler Art Gallery is here... Enjoy!

(Send one of yours over! Just leave a comment below or send me tweet.)

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