Pedagogy v Andragogy

Last week I attended a gin tasting event. The next day I participated in Street Wisdom. The first was chosen for me, the second I opted into. The gin tasting was in a bare room, decorated with the Distiller’s posters and paraphernalia. On a table at the front sat the resources they had made – a ...

Ignoring

I turned into the tide of people and walked the opposite way. Scouring each face for a clue. I didn’t know what I was looking for, but I knew it would find me. I was battling upstream, they were going with the flow, down. I couldn’t find any rhythm, no straight lines, the route of ...

Creative Writing Wisdom

She scanned the middle distance. Her compass turning her towards the islands. A long view dotted with curves and lines. While others reached for the far horizon, or climbed familiar ropes and ladders, she looked for shapes she might interpret. Her eyes came to rest on the wreck. A ship out of water, grounded, frozen in ...

Riddle’s Close

I am the place within nobody’s aim, except today when they wander in, all different yet somehow the same. A quiet space at the end of a dark gloomy lane, a gate half closed, neither inviting nor advertising, nor calling your name. Hidden in time waiting for your world weary frame, for the unveiling, the descaling, the ...

Soul Wisdom

‘I was looking at a screen for fourteen hours a day and I realised I couldn’t remember the last time I saw a star. Our eyes aren’t meant to look at screens, we’re meant to look at the stars.’ This was the start of my drive to host the Street Wisdom event in Glasgow. Like a ...