Category Archives: Life

Cofvefe

Something. Today I have already done something. I’ve done coming into town for coffee and that’s where I am right now, coffeeing. Because I can make any word I like a verb and you can’t stop me – I’ve got … Continue reading

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He Cites References, He Scores!

Modern Humanities Research Association. MHRA, if you want to refer to them without taking up so many syllables. It’s been a long time since I checked their style guide but spent maybe an hour this morning reading through some of … Continue reading

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Like A South-Bound Freight Train

One of the books I looked through as part of my research for last week’s conference was a biography of Karl Marx subtitled ‘Man and Fighter’. Now I am unable to get the image of Marx as a boxer to … Continue reading

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Why Is Rodin Making A Sculpture Of Me?

Twenty years ago I learnt that it is just as fulfilling for me to wake up with academic considerations whirling around the front of my mind as it is for me to wake to a brain that wants me to … Continue reading

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Face

Husky but I’m not a dog. The snotface of the weekend has dropped down into the throatsicles where it is less painful, far less disruptive, but much more likely to make me sound like I still smoke 1000 cigarettes a … Continue reading

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Snotface

So I haven’t not been no so well over the weekend and that’s a lot of negatives for one sentence because that’s how it felt: really fucking negative. But I guess it’s relative and I don’t mean I have an … Continue reading

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The Great Asparagus

Yesterday afternoon was an academic treat. I took a break from dry political statistics of the 1830s and attended a lecture on the legacy of European colonialism by now EU member states. I learned many things I didn’t know – … Continue reading

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