Permissive Society and Paths

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Read After Burnout


“Get off my land!”

If you have been reading this blog you will know how much I enjoy a walk or a run in the countryside. In particular, I love woods. So this weekend, my wife, our youngest daughter and myself set off on a walk.

It was raining, miserable, it was England on the first day of October. It was either a walk with the chance of getting sodden or staying in side with the certainty of having our spirits dampened. We chose the walk.

The East Riding of Yorkshire is a wonderful place with lots of hidden walks and pathways to tramp along if tramping is your thing. We decided to tramp on this wet Sunday morning to save us from absolute boredom. No matter what some may tell you, Sunday is not a day of rest, it is a day of unrest. Just around the temporal corner…

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This is the story of what happened to me when anxiety took a grip. I lost my senses, I lost my job, and I lost me. I then turned to writing to find those things that had gone missing. How can you teach when you believe that education is a business that is failing in its primary remit of helping to create a better society? Indeed, how can you teach when you believe that you have nothing of value to pass on? The book/blog is the story of my recovery from the absolute darkness of the early days. It is an Odyssey through my life over the last twelve months and a retracing of my steps to discover how I found myself there. More than all of that, it is a re-evaluation and a rejoicing of all that which I call life. Happy reading and I hope it helps. There is madness, Everyday Madness, and not all of it comes from within.

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