Monthly Archives: January 2017

January 30, 2017

Yesterday, Holy Trinity Church held the annual  RNLI service. The church was filled to capacity: 8.45 am: Emailery, calendarisation, and an orientation to the beginning of the teaching semester. 9.40 am: A jaunt up the steep hill to see the … Continue reading

January 26, 2017

Who knows where the time goes (Fairport Convention) 8.30 am: Admin beckoned. The trick is to distinguish between what one should do oneself and what one should delegate to others. 9.30 am: Time is ticking; the article needs completing. Onward! … Continue reading

January 25, 2017

8.40 am: At this time of the morning, a gentleman can walk into his barber’s shop and sit in the chair straightaway. 9.20 am: I returned, refreshed, walking into the sunlight: Postgraduate and examination administration were at the head of … Continue reading

January 24, 2017

8.30 am: Off to School for the final day of assessments. 9.00 am: Today, we reached the third year of undergraduate painting. An altogether different sense of urgency pervades the assessment discussions. The students have under four month in which … Continue reading

January 20, 2017

Bright skies will soon be o’er me, where darkest clouds have been (Anna Letitia Waring (1820–1910) 8.15 am: A better day: 9.00 am: There was time for minor adminy tasks related to assessment, postgraduate matters, and research before my shipment of … Continue reading

January 18, 2017

8.15 am: Confession; contrition; consolation. 9.00 am: Forgiveness; fortitude; focus. I dedicated the morning to the article. The objective was to prune and polish (to mix metaphors) what had already been composed and will be retained in the final submission. Thereafter, … Continue reading