I believe in reward for effort. It’s a very basic but effective principle, and one that in teaching or mentoring roles I have always tried to impart to my charges. If you go the extra mile, you want that dedication to have meaning and result. Sadly, in recent years, it’s a belief I’ve been losing faith in. … More Family and Personal Influences
A sombre weekend is sometimes really useful and sometimes really difficult. I listened to ethereal soundscapes as the sun slowly ebbed away. I made tea and watched words blend upon its surface. It’s the kind of combination that can fuel anything… … More Virtual Public, Virtual Private, and Immeasurable Distances
Late last year marked my eighth presentation, making this is one of my stronger zones. An extended version of the following was submitted as part of an application to become a contributor at the ‘What’s up doc?’ blog at Vitae. … More Presenting Conference Papers
Learning some useful lessons about how titles and relevance can boost blogging. … More What’s in a title? Can more be made out of the same?
The poet Andrew Marvell was mocked after his death for being a drunken, unruly baffoon. Some thoughts on drunkenness, unruliness, sloth, and ill-discipline. … More Wasted Talent
Tomorrow morning (28th) marks the ten year anniversary of a nasty incident that shaped much of what I have become in this decade. Aside from the day permeating the calendar, the causes no longer reach me with their unexplained darkness. For the effects, I’m glad to have had the opportunity to address the case personally. … More Circles
Today presents a fresh start and a new beginning with WordPress after six years with LiveJournal. … More Pendulum