Now with vitamins and minerals.

Tucking this away

to revisit when I can: managing grief in academia.

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jinker Boy and I

are binge-watchting Doctor Who. We caught up with the current incarnation and have now circled back to the original series. It’s fascinating. Last night we watched one of the lost series, … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Yes, yes,

this sort of clueless OCD editing is quite a problem. But the Wikipedia article I originated on women’s writing in English is referred to in the The New York Review of Books, and that … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Roots of SF

Some useful references here and here.

August 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

19thc knitting online

Digitized texts from Richard Rutt’s collection at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southhampton. The same library holds the Montse Stanley Collection and the Jane Waller Collection, all part … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Breaking my slack-arsed silence

to post this marvellous story about a series of beautiful miniature paper sculptures appearing in various bookish locations in Scotland:

September 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

London Lives

Note to self: London Lives, 1690 — 1800.

July 28, 2011 · Leave a comment


to that last, thought I would mention the knitted skeleton and the crocheted apartment. Though I will always have a soft spot for the modest knitted dissected frog.

June 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Well that was unexpected

Alicia Ross’s Love Swing (2006), “a piece that speaks to the wavering stability between woman as nurturer and woman as object of sexual desire.” Don’t know what the yarn is … Continue reading

June 15, 2011 · Leave a comment


Christopher Hitchens on the connections between literary voice, and literal voice. “Novel Academic Novels“, Emily Toth, The Chronicle of Higher Education (5 June/11): reading list that prompted me to download Terry … Continue reading

June 13, 2011 · Leave a comment