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Foxy moron

Dolly Parton is quoted, in a gentle ‘dig’ at herself, as saying that “You’d be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap”
By Tim Middleton Jan. 29, 2023
Popping the question
Popping the question
Indeed, popcorn is popularly associated now with cinemas, but also with television, fairs, parties and sports events.
By Tim Middleton Jan. 15, 2023
Taking on solar’s cybersecurity challenges
Utility companies and bulk power system operators have made cybersecurity one of their top priorities.
By Renewableenergyworld.com Jan. 8, 2023
Does a Honda fit all?
The one-size-fits-all approach does not work in education. We are reminded that there is one ministry, one Education Act, one curriculum, one examination board.
By Tim Middleton Jan. 8, 2023
Edutainment Mix: 2023: A call for innovativeness and more creativity
2023 is a time for the local artistes to provide the space where they can display their art in different creative ways.
By Raymond Millagre Langa Jan. 8, 2023
Who cares?
He was a legend of golf yet millions of people have never heard of him; his achievements are long forgotten.
By Tim Middleton Dec. 25, 2022
Be silent and speak
We now have the Miranda warning as a result of that case - “You have the right to remain silent.
By Tim Middleton Dec. 18, 2022
Beauty and the boast
On one occasion, a father and son friendly game was shared with a very competitive friend of the son who was desperately keen to impress the older man.
By Tim Middleton Dec. 11, 2022
Be at it dude
Information is the key to life and the key to information is technology – so we are told.
By Tim Middleton Dec. 4, 2022
Raising a child badly
It is generally accepted that a good book will have a good balance of plot, characters, setting and theme.
By Tim Middleton Nov. 27, 2022
Just ask Johnny!
Even if Johnny is not necessarily academically gifted, we can see his logic, which may not always be the case, it might be said, when we look at parents.
By Tim Middleton Nov. 20, 2022
We cannot stress this enough
Others declare that the job of a brain surgeon is an extremely stressful job; there is certainly little room for error.
By Tim Middleton Nov. 13, 2022
Finding the right channel
We are all to be channels of peace in our schools and to do that we must follow the right channels.
By Tim Middleton Nov. 6, 2022
Quality feat
Karl Menninger: “What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.”
By Tim Middleton Oct. 30, 2022
Flight of angels or fight of humans?
In general terms, helicopters do obviously have pros and cons with regard to flying.
By Tim Middleton Oct. 23, 2022
In parentheses
The opening sentence of the novel ‘The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman’ (by Laurence Sterne) certainly challenges our will to read novels!
By Tim Middleton Oct. 16, 2022
Robin Hood and parenthood
These are all “hoods” that we will salute and respect.
By Tim Middleton Oct. 9, 2022
Parental guidance is not advised
Parental guidance is advised.”
By Tim Middleton Oct. 2, 2022
Countdown to World Cup 2022
What’s gone wrong, what’s the matter, why has African football failed to reach the highest pinnacle?
By Zak Hawa Sep. 25, 2022
WHAT AN INTER(esting) VIEW!
The point of all this is simply to stir us up to think again about our role as a parent
By Tim Middleton Sep. 18, 2022
Guitar virtuoso earns Mutambi popularity
The Featherstone-born musician, who is now based in Beatrice, grew up admiring sungura greats.
By Admire Jamu-mlambo Sep. 18, 2022
We have got spirit
We have all heard that refrain at school sporting events, have we not?
By Tim Middleton Sep. 11, 2022
Life lessons or life sentences

Those lessons are more important than any academic lessons and will produce the type of school-leavers that employers and universities desire.

By The Standard Aug. 28, 2022
A celebration of being together

Right at the outset, let us be clear: we do need schools, no question. Covid has taught us that unequivocally. Covid has given us the opportunity to look at schools differently and it has clearly shown us that we need schools but not for the reason that we always thought.

By The Standard Aug. 21, 2022
Do we know what we want?

Yet even his character was confused in the film as he wanted to have a close relationship with sweet Sandy, whom he had met during the summer holidays, yet he did not wish to drop his bad-boy, tough-guy image at school. Did he really know what he wanted?

By The Standard Aug. 14, 2022
Time, gentlemen, please

So we are advised that the best time to weigh yourself is on a Wednesday (as we tend to eat more at weekends and have to burn all of that off); the best time to have a nap is 20 minutes between 2:00pm and 3:00pm (when our blood sugar levels drop and when our night’s sleep will not be affected); the best time to learn something new is before a good night’s sleep (though how do we know if we will have a good night’s sleep?); and the best time to sleep in is never (as we will benefit most if we get up at the same time every day)

By The Standard Aug. 7, 2022
Can these bones live?

In a popular Old Testament picture of the Valley of Dry Bones, the writer is told “Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone: we are cut off.”

By The Standard Jul. 31, 2022
Ignorance and importance

Be smart, be clever, be bright, be switched on, be witty, and we can get away with any underhand activity or endeavour, is the intended message and one which is also still being promulgated here in our midst today.

By The Standard Jul. 24, 2022