The War of Attrition

There has been much talk about the power of resilience in the press, with news outlets reporting that it is this quality that, above all, determines whether we succeed or fail. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/may/07/is-grit-the-true-secret-of-success A lot of creative success seems to be just down to this: keeping going. There was one professor at the University of Southern … Continue reading The War of Attrition

A New Year's Gift for anyone who'd like a moment off

Just planning my first writing class of the year - there's something about the lovely energy of the writing group - I am really looking forward to it and finding it difficult to articulate exactly why it lifts my spirits just to think about meeting up with these students in a few hours. The answer … Continue reading A New Year's Gift for anyone who'd like a moment off

A fictional lecturer’s reasons for her resignation.

To: Personnel, University of Rummage The average member of staff The University’s upper management has grown in size, exponentially, during the 10 years that I worked for this institution, to the point that it feels ‘top heavy’ and absolutely disconnected from academic staff.  Its function is universally perceived (amongst Academic staff with teaching loads) to … Continue reading A fictional lecturer’s reasons for her resignation.