Author Archives: NomadWarMachine

Morning flowers

Between the main road and Professors’ Square is a pathway with wild flowers growing on either side of it. I always appreciate them, today I stopped and took a few pics with my phone

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Chapel

Today’s feldgang – I nipped out to see if a colleague was in, and took a shortcut back through our Uni chapel. I always feel guilty doing this – and more so today as I quickly took out my phone … Continue reading

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Standing up for what one believes in

All I did was sign a letter. A letter that asked for clarification about academic freedom. That’s all. As a result of signing that letter I have been sacked as editor of an academic journal I have been told, by … Continue reading

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Catching my breath

Phew, I am glad May is over. Annual review and a deadline to submit a draft lit review in the same week – both done. I am apparently on track to submit by January 2020. I hope I can cope … Continue reading

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Creative playfulness

I submitted a draft of my PhD discussion chapter yesterday. It’s over 7,000 words, so I won’t post it all here! I can never remember the actual title of my thesis – but I am looking broadly about how peer … Continue reading

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Arran

A quick trip over to Arran at the weekend with Flora McPuffin. She had a lovely time seeing all the diverse birds over there.

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The Future of Learning

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.” Dewey, Democracy and Education. I’ve been thinking a lot about resilience recently. Not as the ability … Continue reading

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Good enough

I was asked this week how I write. Quickly, I said – in odd moments snatched whenever I can find them. I try not to think too much about what I’m writing – I scribble words on scraps of paper, … Continue reading

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National Unicorn Day

Today is National Unicorn Day. Yes, really. Some of you might know that the unicorn’s Scotland’s national animal. And in these dark, uncertain days, I think we need a miracle to see us out of Brexit, out of te UK, … Continue reading

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Web Ring

Some #clmooc folk were sad that G+ died recently. I can understand that – while I always struggled to navigate there, others had made it their home. Greg offered a solution – a web ring and a planet – are … Continue reading

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