(No) Cosmic Wizz Kid*

This weekend, I’ll be travelling up to Aberdeen to the annual Museum Ethnographers Group conference. I have been for the last four years, and every time I’ve had a thoroughly good time. MEG, one of the oldest SSNs in the … Read More »

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Make It So

It was the talking to the plants that started it. I began naming them, you know. Then I started wittering to myself. Just about the things that I was doing. But what I do every day is fairly dull, in … Read More »

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Tomorrow is a Million Years*

This is my forty-third blogpost, and I’ve realised that I have not, in fact, ever really attempted to explain the field in which I work. In relative terms, it’s a newcomer to the academic arena and still remains a rather … Read More »

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The Geometry of Shadows*

Newton’s Third Law states that, ‘To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction: or the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts.’ In other words, in the world of … Read More »

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A Taste of Armageddon*

“Failure is not an option.” An immortal, but apocryphal sentence, incorrectly attributed to Gene Kranz, lead flight director for Apollo 13. It’s a sentiment that I personally tend towards: and I am probably not wrong in thinking that a number … Read More »

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The Waiting Grounds

I apologise for the missing post last week. It has been, not to put too fine a point on it, crazy over here. I might be unemployed, and technically in academic limbo, but boy, at the moment, I’m not bored. … Read More »

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‘Who can tell which end of Time these places have their existence?’

Preceding Thanks Firstly, I would like to say thank you. After last week’s blog post I got a number of messages from friends and readers, giving me some advice, and some kind words. Responses to written work are, in general, lovely … Read More »

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