Imagine

John Lennon walked from his home next to the legendary Strawberry Fields to his school near Penny Lane and imagined becoming a recognized songwriter and musician. Those two locations became important to him as he wrote the famous songs with Paul McCartney. However, did he imagine that one day he…

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Amazing Battles

  Life today is shaped by yesterday’s battles. On my travels, I have visited the sites where epic fights took place. The victors determined the lives of the losers for hundred of years and changed their culture. This year I have spent time in the beautiful city of York in…

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Ways of Learning?

What comes to your mind when you see the names of Einstein, Michelangelo, Marie Curie, and Napoleon? Was it their country of birth, their gender, their language, their religion, or some other criteria. My research into the lives of amazing people point to a vital factor – their achievements. Walt…

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Multi Media Museums

To assess new developments in multi- media applications, I took myself on a tour of museums and expos . From the traditional art galleries to the new interactive science expos for students, it was a fascinating journey. On the way, I travelled through history and into the future. On balance,…

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New Year 2014

What will this year bring? There will be commemorations of the 1914 – 1918 war when millions died, yet historians still find it hard to discover why ? We know the what, then when, where and how. But, why a local conflict became a world war is still somewhat of…

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Can You Make Yourself More Intelligent?

When I was just 11 years of age, I had to take an educational exam. There were lots of puzzles and logical (but to me not so logical) problem solving exercises. ┬áIt was part of the process for choosing who would go to the grammar school (mainly a place for…

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