Author Archives: lucysixsmith

In which the Internet hath no irritation like a woman reading a certain kind of Guardian article

The still point of an ever-onwards-rushing world is a passenger on the Arbatska-Pokrovskaya line of the Moscow metro. I’m standing in the middle of the carriage, hastening, let’s say, from a 1-2-1 at the Russian offices of a ball-bearing manufacturer … Continue reading

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Thirteen things I learned from my childhood church

It has come to my attention that over the last few years I have criticized the church quite a bit. This is a list of positive lessons I learned from the church I grew up in, which was pretty charismatic … Continue reading

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I’m sorry but I’m not going to apologise any more: Or, More things I learned from teaching young learners

Once upon a time, a small group of small students, bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and aged 6½ (the ½ very carefully insisted on, with the help of gestures) – once upon a time these students were asked to decorate a project they’d … Continue reading

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