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These designs and characters were all over the place at I’ll Be Your Mirror and I wanted to post them simply to keep them somewhere for my own sake. I quite like their store and T-shirts too.

Both Japanese and English sites are different rather than being translated versions of one another.


Welcome back Elbow. Roll on March 7th!

Time doesn’t exist; clocks do.

"You’re only as old as you feel."  That saying has been around a lot longer than any of us.  It’s a statement of rebellion against time and the effect it has on us all.  It’s a refusal to give in.  It’s an excuse for not acting our age.  And why should we?  After all, age is just a number – does it have to be a state of mind? A few days ago my grandson was being pretty silly, making noises and just generally acting up.  I finally looked at him an … Read More

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Pictures of my trip to see the snow monkeys of Tsudanaka near Nagano can be found here. I also managed to get some short videos for your splendid edification below:


Imagine trying to get this put on TV in Europe…

But it wouldn’t right if Judo got all the inappropriacy…

This was dead good 😛

Are you well-versed in comment etiquette? Which comment would you rather receive? "Great post! Check out my blog at" or "Well said! I know exactly what you mean about X, and I'm glad that I'm not the only one who thinks so. I would even say that A, B, C! Your candor is greatly appreciated." The second one, of course. Why? For one thing, it follows the etiquette guidelines below. But even more importantly, it was written with the intent to forge a relationship, not … Read More

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Good job Keith!

Comment piece by Keith “It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.” – The Art of War, Sun Tzu Looking at the reports from the march against GU cuts I feel saddened that every comment defends courses in terms … Read More

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So many nice touches in this besides the beauty of the kata and shadowgraphs themselves to how the shadows sometimes form kanji whilst in the shape of other enshadowed things like the outline of his body or when they form crows not to mention the sound mixing. All that and just the fact that threw the NIN sample in at the end… awesome. Enough noise-making here it is:

Thanks for this Dave!

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The benefits of storytelling and anecdotes in teaching

Teachers as Entertainers Why should teachers need to entertain their students? Because storytelling is the access point for all learning.  As Rudyard Kipling said, “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”  Language, history, science, even math problems all tell narratives.  If we can identify these stories for children by teaching in stories and enc … Read More

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