Monthly Archives: May 2014

Warden no more

Hall is empty of students again. I still have my own flat here for the next three months, but Hall isn’t Hall without the students. So this is my last post about being an Assistant Warden and about living among … Continue reading

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Thoughtlessness

It’s nearly 4:00 am and I can’t sleep. It’s not because I’m not tired. I’ve been in and out of bed. I’ve scrubbed the bathroom floor. I’ve tried meditating. I’ve read, and none of the words have gone in. I’ve … Continue reading

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Wanted

Warning: this is one of those NSFW posts.  Note: I know that straight people get all judgemental about the world of online dating. Given the story I’m about to tell, I suppose I can understand why. However, not being on … Continue reading

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The Fifteenth of May

It’s the 15th May, 2014. On the 15th May 2011, country singer and star of The Voice, Blake Shelton, married fellow country singer Miranda Lambert. I don’t remember that, but I do remember that it was the morning after the … Continue reading

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If you build it, they will come

Sometime in the run-up to last Christmas, when people asked me what I was going to do after my PhD (and from the second you apply to do a PhD, all people want to know is when you’re finishing and … Continue reading

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Doof

“Doof” is “food” backwards and I think that’s what I’ve been trying to do for years. I’ve been trying to automate my relationship with food and that’s the last thing I should have been trying to do. I have often … Continue reading

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