Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ugh

Sorry — re-composing our applications to extend our visas. Various sources of advice and legal counsel went awry, so on the last day for submitting the form and being sure it’s on time, I’m scrabling to get it all done. … Continue reading

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On A Cheerier Note

In the course of talking through a major grant application, my colleague Jeremy noticed something about me that I hadn’t known:     I’m not sure that’s the sense of ‘subsistent’ I’d have identified for my usage, but who am … Continue reading

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This Is The Story

I’ve been putting off writing about what’s been on my mind for the past few days, partly because the matter was not (for a while) public knowledge, partly because I just didn’t know what to say, and partly because I … Continue reading

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Music + Statistics =

I was perusing the Pitchfork People’s List of the top 200 albums of the past fifteen years, and was interested to see that they’d done a breakdown of some of the data they collected along with votes for readers’ top … Continue reading

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Glitch Update

(I’m talking about the online game, not the malfunction in our water heater. That glitch has not changed since yesterday evening when I discovered it.)   I logged in to Glitch yesterday on a whim; I stopped paying attention to … Continue reading

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The Time Of The Season

Yesterday Larry Hurtado from down the road posted his annual ‘applying for admission to a doctoral programme in the UK’ guidance. That reminds me, in turn, to post my annual inivtation to come over and study at Glasgow.   Spread … Continue reading

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Transitions

There’s been some teeth-gnashing online about the impending demise of print issues of The Dandy, an extremely long-running print comic here in Scotland. Being a dinosaur myself, and an advocate of comics, I feel a twinge of regret at this … Continue reading

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Stuff

Working on our visa extensions, course planning, writing/editing, reading a thesis, friends visiting. All pretty boring from the digital side of my profile, but that’s life on the physical side.

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Two Dimensions of Affirmation

(Warning: in what follows I will indulge in unseemly, defensive self-promotion. I apologise; I hope that some day I am confident enough that readers have been persuaded by my arguments that I will relax and just let this sort of … Continue reading

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Forward Into The Past

If anyone wanted to re-live the minutes between the abominable crackling produced by the connections in my microphone at last week’s service at the Cathedral, here’s a link to the video recording of that sermon at the Cathedral website. I … Continue reading

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Follow-Up To Visa

Yesterday evening, Margaret reminded me that there’s an option whereby — for about £450 more — one can carry one’s application into a Border Agency office in person, go over it with an agent, make sure all the right bits … Continue reading

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Would Be Proud To Accept Visa

(Photograph: John L. Walters @ Eye magazine)   I’m letting my nerves settle after an anxiety-wracked meeting with our HR staff. It’s that time of history again: visa renewal time! Woohoo!   We love living in Scotland, and I would … Continue reading

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