Deaf geographies, and other worlds.

It’s that time of year… when spring is in the air…

A couple of weeks ago, in response to my post ‘What becomes of the broken hearted’, one of my current colleagues tweeted: There was me thinking your post was going … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

What becomes of the broken hearted?

In the summer of 1966, the singer Jimmy Ruffin had his only real success with the song What becomes of the broken hearted. The song wasn’t originally written for Ruffin but when … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

It’s a no brainer

OK, so here’s a bizarre proof of Utopian Theory if I ever saw one… If you read this regularly, you’ll know that I finished my PhD in 2009 – right … Continue reading

April 21, 2012

To lecture or not to lecture… that is the question

A few years ago, my future was simple. Get a PhD, become a lecturer, do lots of research, publish lots. Then I got the PhD, the academic job market tightened … Continue reading

June 21, 2011

The hard facts of life

The maths is inescapable… Between Jo and me, we need to earn more money. No… it’s not about prestige, or recognition… or luxury, or ‘stuff’… it’s about the mortgage, which … Continue reading

June 1, 2011 · 2 Comments


I enjoy my job… I do. And I’m grateful to have it. But it’s not really what I trained for… having spent ten years bouncing around in a mixture of … Continue reading

September 14, 2010

The pressures of being a ‘tweener’

At home, we’re currently watching the T.V. series ‘Prison Break’. One of the key characters is David ‘tweener’ Apolskis. Caught somewhere in allegiance between the prisoners and the police he … Continue reading

October 13, 2009