Category Archives: Literature

Aim Less

Mostly I approach life in as casual a manner as circumstances allow. If I have no specific plans I amble about, either physically or metaphorically, and wait to find out what I encounter. It’s a low expectation, high reward scenario … Continue reading

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Get Shorty

If the length of the day is something to get excited about why do we say that size doesn’t matter? Phwoar, look at the daylight hours on that! Of course size doesn’t matter. If it did, I’d be too short … Continue reading

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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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Words About Words About Words

The first part of my current flirtation with academic events is done: I have completed my paper for tomorrow’s conference and received excellent feedback from no finer source than my Oxford educated son. The next step may prove more problematic … 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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Monocular

You know you’re getting old when an eye test involves the word ‘cataracts’. Or when you stare at the floor rather than at the attractive young woman walking towards you on the street because you know she’d wonder why ‘that … Continue reading

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