The Piper 10

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Read After Burnout

images-682Not since his wife had left him had anyone outside of the staffroom called him Graham. And that too was changing as the older faces floated away into early retirement or premature death.

Time flew. Time raced by and it was all he could do to hang onto the tails of its dark coat. 

He thought that he had seen everything. He thought that there was nothing out there that could surprise him ever again. The world was a revolving wheel, a Japanese quick-service restaurant that brought the dishes round again and again. As they were sampled, they were renewed. It was a banquet on a wheel. Customers came and customers went. Some tried new foods on a daily basis whilst others stuck to what they knew. Either way, it was a method of presenting people with the illusion of an ever changing, and infinitely diverse menu. Graham had tasted…

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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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