Category Archives: academia

Inko Pinko

It’s a Thursday. A kind of not breathing great and ouchy day but some of the ouchy was by choice, not just because my body isn’t enjoying the not breathing great stuff. A part of me now feels like a … Continue reading

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You Snooze-day You Lose-day

Tuesday is a dandified cocktail of a day. A day for catching up with my son and hearing the good news that he’s been accepted onto the MA at Manchester he seemed most into taking. A day for grabbing some … Continue reading

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Scooby Dooby Doo, To Be Is To Do

Heavy-lidded apathy rules Saturday. It might not be apathy; I can’t be bothered to analyse myself deeply enough to know for sure. It might not even be Saturday: words are just words, they’re not genuine representations of anything. You know, … Continue reading

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Air Lingers*

Excitement and anxiety can overlap. So much so that one can seem like the other. And vice versa. I’m currently just about able to separate them and recognise I’m experiencing both. Excitement because on Tuesday I am off to Dublin … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Look You In The Eye

“You’re weird.” I’ve been told this, in various ways, all my life and my response has perhaps changed more than I might have imagined it would when I was young. At first I hated being non-normative: I went to a … Continue reading

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Hi Ho

How many of Disney’s Seven Dwarves can I be today? Before I answer that I need to allow my personal pedant out for a little run. I say ‘Disney’s Seven Dwarves’ because as far as I am aware the strangely … Continue reading

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Notes On Being Cool

Barber’s shops and cafes. What does my city do? It does barber’s shops and cafes. As though there were a burgeoning hipster culture being smuggled up through the debris of flailing High Street brands and tourism. Barber’s shops and cafes … Continue reading

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