Wrapping up 2020

I am making peace with leaving my to-do list undone, and this will be my final blog post for 2020. The year is ending with uncertainty—a COVID-19 outbreak across Sydney is restricting celebrations and, in my immediate family, the last day of school ended with an epileptic seizure and an ambulance trip to hospital. My … Continue reading Wrapping up 2020

Gathering online

My blogging has been sluggish during a time of relentlessly bad news about job losses across the Australian higher education workforce (my customary solace of reading has been hard too). I wanted to look back on what has been collegial and nourishing during the last few months at work. As I started making a list, … Continue reading Gathering online

Notes while reading

I sometimes keep a notebook of 'notes while reading'. This was crucial during my PhD, but has become an occasional rather than disciplined practice. At any time, what I am reading shapes my thinking. Regular readers of this blog will know that in most posts I share excerpts from journal articles and academic books. I … Continue reading Notes while reading