• Another Month, Another Tuesday: September and a Half

    Life is speeding along. I blink, and we’ve jolted forward another few weeks with hardly time to take a breath. Still, one can’t complain. Much has happened in the last few weeks, most of it to do with homemaking. Boxes have been packed away; furniture delivered, assembled, and mediations as to final positions have been …

  • Increasingly Brief Encounters

    I’ve been on annual leave from work for most of this week, trying to get my head down and study. Apart from a couple of frustrations (an empty week eventually turned into having something going on every single day), it’s been going well. Progress of sorts has been made, at any rate. The bulk of …

  • Comradery and Non-Dickery

    Social media is my research landscape. Yeesh, you wouldn’t believe the work that has gone into those six words over the years: definitions and how to use or usurp them has been one of the things I’ve struggled with most throughout my studies. But I have arrived at a point whereby the current draft of …

  • Twitter Hashtags: Place, People, and the Internet

    Back in November, I hosted a Twitter Hour on the subject of #OrkneySupernatural as part of my research into folklore and contemporary expressions of identity relating to Orkney. I chose #OrkneySupernatural (in discussion with my Director of Studies), because it was an example of what is broadly accepted to be an element of folklore, and …