Some musings on the benefits of holidays and doing nothing from a former compulsive worker. What’s to be gained by taking it easy?
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Despite making the resolution – sometime last year – to blog more often and make time for writing, it’s fair… Read more I Is Still Alive…
Rumour has it that, back in the day, it was easy to establish oneself as a researcher and academic. One… Read more What Next? On Finding Your Own Way through Academia
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Despite suffering from a terrible case of tonsillitis – which has restricted me to my bed on an on and… Read more BAAS 2015: A Review
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