Voices of Authority

I’ve often figured that, given my education, I should be able to sort things out on my own. That I should know – just, instinctively, know – how to do funding applications and CVs, and all the other things one … Read More »

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Spider in the Web

How does one do this, this work, research, write, lark? It is hard: and I am aware that I say this from a distinct position of privilege. I’ve just, very late in the day, submitted a presentation for a symposium. … Read More »

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Movements of Fire and Shadow

It’s surreal, and disconcerting, to experience a familiar event from a different perspective. When I’ve attended conferences, even if I’ve been helping out administratively, I’ve always been involved – always gone to the presentations, always been able to attend receptions, … Read More »

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Plato’s Stepchildren

Sometimes, you need a good old-fashioned kick up the backside. I’ve been rather down again about my work situation recently – hello, sense of failure, I’ve missed you these past few months. But this time, instead of wallowing in a … Read More »

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The Menagerie, Part II

The last few weeks have been hectic, and last Friday turned into three days in one. After going for a run – another pleasure of being here is the closeness of meadows, and the ability to get home and shower … Read More »

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The Menagerie, Part I

Well, it’s been a while. I’m sorry about that. As you might have guessed, what with working, it’s become a little more difficult for me to post as regularly as before. I’ll try to do better. The other reason for … Read More »

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Court Martial: Dealing with Negativity

Recently, a few negative things have happened to me: a project that I’ve been hoping would come to fruition for about a year now has, after much see-sawing, been finally axed due to negative references; I’ve made an error with … Read More »

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