• Thanks for The Coffee

    Adina yawned at me the other morning, and questioned why our entire first batch of deadlines occurred within the space of two weeks. Clutching a coffee and feeling equally deprived of sleep; I saw that she had a valid point. For weeks we have had only lectures, tutorials, and the expected abundance of reading. Now, […]

  • Time to Get Stuck In

    I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. Certainly not the unrealistic kind that appear as promises after too many drinks the night before, and everything is still painfully fuzzy and out of focus. You know the type: “I will never drink like that again/I’m joining the gym tomorrow/this is my last cigarette… ever!” To me, […]

  • These Are The Days

    It has been a chaotic period since my last post…before Christmas. Tumultuous even. In between the overseas family dramas of housing and teenage pregnancy, and the inconvenience of burst pipes and broken boilers at home (It never happens in the summer, does it?), I have managed to weather Dickensian moments, start the new semester slightly […]

  • And Still the Sleigh Bells Ring

    I was going to add the next installment to “Ch..Ch..Changes”, but ultimately decided that I was feeling a bit too festive to be maudlin. Plus, being with my kids for the first time since the summer has narrowed my thinking to an all-together more jolly perspective. My boys still have a few years to believe […]

  • Ch..Ch..Changes (Part 2)

    To continue at the point I had left off, a minor occurrence had triggered some recap of my life pre-Uni. It was a normal event; one that happens to every one of us at some point (happens to me more often than I like to admit), and usually gets forgotten in the course of more […]

  • Ch..Ch..Changes (Part 1)

    I have been very lax in producing what is supposed to be a regular blog. For this, I can only partially apologise. While I realise that my procrastination was deliberate, the amount of time that has passed since my last post is considerably more than what I had realised. It is sometimes too easy for […]

  • Making Sense of it All

    Reading week has finally afforded me the time to reflect upon Uni thus far, both socially and academically. It has also put an end to my procrastinated blog update; repeatedly pushed aside to make room for much topical reading, essay planning, and revision for my first class test. So, we are all halfway towards the […]

  • Super TV?

    I grew up in America during what is known as The Bronze Age of comic books. I was lucky to witness (and still own) the first appearances of Marvel’s  Wolverine, Chris Claremont’s run on X-Men, Moon Knight, and many more. Marvel gave me the heroes that I could relate to; the teenage Spiderman and the […]

  • Dundee Student Travels Back in Time: Meets Younger Self

    Ok. I’m not literally travelling back in time. Physics students and Dr Who-vians can relax. Schrodinger’s Cat is still in its box and I have yet to meet a six-foot bunny named Frank (Donnie Darko anyone?). (This may all change in fresher’s week…!!) Who I am, is a grown man that has decided to head […]