[Review] More TV Vicar? by @vahva

After seeing reviews in The Times, The Church Times, The Sunderland Echo, various radio shows, others blogs, and the Daily Mail, finally time for me to get around to my review of Bryony’s book. I am privileged to have known Bryony for several years, to have supervised her recent BA dissertation, and to have heard ideas and early drafts from this book! Once again, this book made it onto my pile for my recent #staycation Continue Reading →

#BigRead13: Day 3: Humour

I love today’s thought in #BigRead13 – the fact that whereas yesterday we had strong grief, today we have humour, laughter and all that comes with that! “For jokes as well as justice come with speech” New Living Translation (©2007) (Psalm 126:2) We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, “What amazing things the LORD has done for them.” Reminds me of: We have been given the powerful Continue Reading →

Funny Funny

Patrick McGhee completes a range of “predictions” for the HE sector – the most funny of which is (especially bearing in mind the previous story): Several universities reject massive open online courses, or Moocs, in favour of basic open organised collections. “Boocs” – print versions of cloud-sourced digital material bound together and published in the tens of thousands – are hailed as the next big thing in higher education. While completing a Booc does not Continue Reading →

Don’t know shit?

An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and he turned to her and said, “Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.” The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total stranger, “What would you want talk about?” “Oh, I don’t know,” said the atheist. “How about why there is no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?” as he smiled smugly. “OK,” she Continue Reading →

Ionic, isn’t it? @timeshighered

What a brilliant idea …: Academics from physicists to experts on Scandinavian culture are crafting stand-up comedy routines based on their work. But this is no joke. Matthew Reisz finds that a crowd’s laughter is not the only payoff Here’s an idea of the content: The nominal theme, tying in with a major exhibition, Power of Making, is “craft”, though the audience could not possibly have guessed it. Performers explore Tory drinking rituals and the “extreme Continue Reading →

Facebook Etiquette?

Have you ever wondered how you should behave on Facebook?, check out the advice given here: Interesting, it comes from a dating advice channel! Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…