The Personal Musings Of Oliver White

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We will put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Years Day. Edith Lovejoy Pierce

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your three best friends. If they’re okay, then it’s you. Rita Mae Brown


So my name is more than just French, it comes from the Germanic name Alfher, which translates to Elf Warrior. I can be onboard with that.

I’m An Elf Warrior

Bisexuality means I am free and I am as likely to want to love a woman as I am likely to want to love a man, and what about that? Is that not what freedom implies? Rita Mae Brown

Reflected Shadow

This photo was actually taken pointing vaguely west and at sunset. So essentially, pointing towards the sun. And yet there is a distinct shadow of my telescope on the wall. I like noticing silly little things like this. The sun was shining over the top…

Reflected Shadows

Bed Mobile Phone

Noticed the sleep tracker on my phone go a bit haywire recently. But it’s all good, makes me happy. August has been a fun month so far, but I will need to catch up at some point…

There Is An Explanation, But I’m Not Saying

Your answers reveal your knowledge while your questions reveal your thinking. Nitin Namdeo

Mathematics Blackboard

I hate mathematics and love mathematics in equal measure. Arguably, in infinite measure. I went to work this morning. I walked from my home to the bus stop. I waited for a few minutes, got on the bus, journeyed to approximately the correct location, and…

The Infinite Journey To Work

I feel that we have tried ignorance for a very long time and it’s time we try education. Professor Minnie Joycelyn Elders

Good education is not what fills your head with facts but what stimulates curiosity. You then learn for the rest of your life. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Michelangelo’s David

Just saying. I don’t understand how an educator can be made to feel that they should leave their profession because they showed an image of Michelangelo’s David to a class of eleven year olds, in the context of art, culture and education. Honestly, I’d be…

This Is Not Porn