Monthly Archives: April 2016

Biographer

It’s census night in Ireland and I absolutely love filling in the census. Even the weird questions, like what kind of sewage does your house have and what time do you leave home to go to work every morning.   … Continue reading

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The Jamaican Bobsled Team Within

I won’t be the first person to have used the bubblewrap metaphor. In fact, I’m fairly sure if you dig through previous blogposts you’ll probably find I’ve used it before. But it works. Bubblewrap keeps you safe. If someone drops … Continue reading

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Doctored

Almost a year and a half after I passed my viva, I finally graduated with my PhD. I drove up to Dublin and collected my tuxedo, my gown and hat and then my parents, who had come up for the … Continue reading

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Tux rental

Today, I rented my graduation tux. As I was waiting to be served, the older serious-looking man in front of me was paying. The sales assistant said, “If you ever want to rent from us again, just give us a … Continue reading

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More internet men

The usual warnings apply – this post is not safe for work and contains far too much information and if you’re in the middle of eating or are feeling squeamish or are under 18, then this isn’t for you. Turn … Continue reading

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