John had his first work published in the 1960's and continues to be very active writing books, magazine articles, newsletters and blogs (including this one).
He has had over 50 printed books and more than 80 eBooks published; has been editor for four different magazines; and today owns and operates a business that runs distance education colleges and publishing businesses in both Australia and the UK.
This blog presents extracts from work he has written both alone, and in collaboration with his staff; both old and new; and musings about what is happening in his world today.
You may have heard the term busywork buzzing around recently. You
may have worked all day and got to the end of the day and wondered what
you have achieved. It is likely you have been engaged in busywork. What exactly is busywork?
The link between play and the environment is an important one.
Understand more about the aesthetic criteria involved in playground design.
The United Nations declared 2022 as the International Year of Glass,
because glass if far more important to modern society than you think.
Poinsettias are plants native to Central America and in particular an area of southern Mexico known as Taxco del Arcon.
The Aztec used to use them to make dye for clothes and their sap for treating fevers.
1825, the US Ambassador to Mexico saw the plants and became interested
in them. He sent some back to Carolina, USA, and began growing them and
sending them to friends. His name Joel Roberst Poinsett!