• A Month on Wednesday: November 2018

    What a month! November is one of my favourite months of the year, and it’s not just because I’m a November Baby myself. There’s something about this time of year which feels so magical. A day after my last monthly update, I launched #BadHigherEd (heinously.com), finally starting to capture in one place some of my …

  • Two Months on Tuesday: September and October 2018

    This latest update, covering September and October, has been written over a number of weeks. It originally started thus: “I am typing this with my laptop balanced over my knees, and a puppy asleep next to me, head resting on my left thigh. The calm after the storm and before the next storm (repeat to …

  • Three Months on Wednesday: June, July, August 2018

    Hello, friends. It’s been a while. When I last shared some thoughts here three months ago, I mentioned that May had been a formative month for me in many ways. I had resigned from my job, with an end date of the 5th of September 2018. I also mentioned postponing an imminent new project as …

  • A Month on Monday: November 2017

    I can’t wait until I make the move to the Highlands full-time and don’t have to travel back and fore to Edinburgh every week, but I will miss the train journeys. The Edinburgh to Inverness onward extension of the old East Coast Mainline is beautiful, especially once you pass Perth and head northward into the …