Writing Time

I finished writing my story yesterday, my ‘Time In Utopia’ that I’ve been working on and walking round with since May. Little pieces of it have appeared on here but mostly I’ve been preoccupied. With the writing of it, with the subject of utopia, with the characters I’ve been working with to get the story […]

Time In Utopia: Excerpt from a fictional dissertation

I’ve been busy. For most of the summertime that’s now ending regular readers of this blog might have noticed there’s not been many new posts to be regularly reading. Because I’ve been away. Not entirely away from Liverpool, but away nonetheless. In a fictional place of my own making as well as many days spent […]

The Art of Writing

This one’s as much a fieldnote as a blog post. Reminding myself as much as anyone else that sometimes the process of writing is helped by stopping and doing something different. Even if, as in this case, that ‘something different’ is going somewhere else and writing something different. Mid afternoon in the Lady Lever Gallery […]

Looking For Utopia: A Beginning

A presentation of early progress in my PhD research, given at the University of Liverpool on the 19th May 2019. In which telling the story like an actual story becomes my thing. “The thought that life could be better is woven indelibly into out hearts and our brains.” Paul Simon: “Train in the Distance” I want […]

Rhubarb, rhubarb!

It began early this morning on Twitter, with a story from over the weekend by Ruth Ibegbuna, about a tussle she witnessed and then joined in with over discounted food, in a supermarket in Batley. And it included a particularly determined scrap over some Rhubarb Crumble, which led to this blog post, in the way […]

On a Saturday Morning

I’m going to add this one to my university ‘Fieldnotes’ collection of blog posts. Not because it deals with anything particularly academic, but because it’s about taking time off. Something that’s turning out to be more essential to this new learning phase of my life than I thought it was going to be. I’d known […]