Hello world! /今日は、世界

新しいサイト、tensaimon.comは蘇った!内容は多分そんなにないよ(〜)、ただユーチューブなどにリンクするハブです。

New site to represent me (tensaimon) online. Mostly just a hub to link to my other activities  – mainly YouTube at the moment.

How to import tide info into Google Calendar

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Surfers (and other sea-faring types): ever needed to make an appointment and wanted to check the tide times for that day before making a commitment? Looking at a tide chart every time is kind of a pain (and a bit embarrassing, depending on the situation…), luckily it’s very easy to import the tide data into Google Calendar (note that you can’t do this on a mobile, you’ll need to do it on a desktop): “How to import tide info into Google Calendar” の続きを読む

潮見表をグーグルカレンダーにインポートする方法

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予定を入れる時に満潮の時間に合わせたい!ワザワザ潮見表を確認するのは面倒(^^;)そこで潮情報をグーグルカレンダーにインポートすれば他の予定を確認すると同時に満潮の時間が確認できちゃいます! “潮見表をグーグルカレンダーにインポートする方法” の続きを読む

Do the Left need to listen to the Right?

Earlier this week Jonathon Pie shared this video, which I agree with, so I shared on Facebook:

It’s a bit of a rant, but I think he makes some very valid points, notwithstanding his style.

I do need to point out that when he says “if you feel my mansplaining is triggering you can fuck off” he is falling into the very trap – insulting people – that he urges the Left to avoid. I wonder if that is why some people are rejecting his message -this morning my Facebook feed told me that one of my friends had liked this post:

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I think this tweet/share is a mis-comprehension of what Pie is saying. He’s not saying respect other people’s opinions, he’s saying: respect their right to hold those opinions. Because at the moment those opinions, those voices, are being SILENCED: removed from the forum of public debate.  This is particularly true in the media: Pie is spot-on that the Left-leaning media has demonized the expression of Right-leaning sentiment, to the extent that people have stopped saying it…. but then vote the way they really feel. “Do the Left need to listen to the Right?” の続きを読む

Experimenting with talking to cameras…

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I’m experimenting with making videos as an addition to writing posts. Here’s a couple on Periscope. The first one was my first experiment – fellow Okinawa Sudbury School staffmember MrD got a notification I was broadcasting, and tuned in to ask some questions, which I attempted to answer. I’m not particularly smooth as yet, hopefully I’ll get better at it with a bit of practice…. “Experimenting with talking to cameras…” の続きを読む

子どもの独立

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Summerhill Schoolはイギリスにある6〜18歳の子どもに対応している民主制度の寄宿学校。1921年にA.S.Neillが創立して、「世界で最も歴史が長い子どもの民政コミュニティ」とも呼ばれている。2005年に私は1週間滞在して本当に感動的な学校だと思った。子どもは自由いっぱいの環境の中に生き生きとしていた(一日中木を登ったり自転車で走って回ったりする子もいた。)民主制度のスクールミーティングでは、スタッフと子どもの平等的な関係を見て驚きさらに感動した。 “子どもの独立” の続きを読む

Children’s independence

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Summerhill School is a democratically-run boarding school in England for children aged six to eighteen. Founded by A.S. Neill in 1921 it is sometimes called “the oldest children’s democracy in the world,” and when I visited for a week in 2005 I loved it – I said to my mother “That’s the first school I’ve visited that I actually like!” The kids had so much freedom – some of them went to lessons but many of them simply spent the day climbing trees and messing around on bicycles. I also got to witness the school meeting, which was wonderfully egalitarian, with teachers and students on a completely equal footing, able to speak their minds honestly and without “Children’s independence” の続きを読む