A reason for being and blogging

When I worked as a schoolteacher, I became well known for sending memos to colleagues. This was in the pre-laptop computer days. When my school, Campion Academy, Northampton, introduced laptops for each member of staff, I graduated to sending emails.
Obviously, I enjoyed writing the emails and, inevitably, some of them contained personal opinion on a variety of topics, expressed in several modes – including poetry and prose, brevity and longevity, humour and the utmost seriousness – and not always to do with school-based matters!
Therefore, on my retirement from teaching, it seemed a natural step to continue these writing practices with a blog. Further encouragement came from my son, Glenn, who gave me a birthday gift of a blog address – something that was different, timely and challenging.
The general purpose of the blog is to provide a personal site for the examination of and commentary on life and times. It is hoped that its scope will be wide – including articles on politics and social awareness, religion and culture, sport, and personal observation.
It is also hoped that, in due course, I will be able to contribute comments and articles to other blogs, even as I give time and space to their considerations.

About stewculbard

I am a retired secondary school teacher of Humanities, having spent a major portion of my working life as a Minister of Religion with the Baptist denomination. I would now describe myself as a secular humanist and a socialist. I am married to Vicky and we have three children - two sons and a married daughter - all of whom are in their thirties. Formerly of Melbourne, Australia, we are all now living in England. My academic studies have been undertaken in Australia, the UK and the USA. I have a doctorate in religious studies from the San Francisco Theological Seminary. In retirement I enjoy reading, listening to classical music and writing. I am a member of Republic, Sea of Faith, Dignity in Dying Campaign and the National Secular Society. As well, I have a subscription to a number of cultural and political associations, including Amnesty International and, as a committed European, The Federal Trust.
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