Many paths to a good result
Mention of paths last week reminded me of one of the wisest bits of advice that I ever received. It was from a guy called Geoff Brooks, sadly no longer with us. Well, it wasn’t actually advice, but an example of applying a bit of simple common sense to an age-old problem. I am reminded of it every morning at my desk as I see the mums with kids, the older ones on their own, making their way past our road-end to school.
The pram-pushers and little ones use the designated path, but the next lot – the P6-7 youngsters – take shortcuts involving climbing over fences with a strand of barbed wire in there somewhere.
So where is the relevance to my opening remark? Geoff was in charge of landscaping within the new Pollock Halls facility for students at Edinburgh University.
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