Category Archives: Life

Ambiguous forks and subtle alienation

My trip to the Republic began in the Confederation. Specifically the Confederation of Helvetica or CH for short, otherwise known as Switzerland. Acceptable names for geographical entities would be one of the first things to learn as I disembarked from … Continue reading

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Friends and Adversaries

Formal university education is finished for the foreseeable. Three years of study have culminated in two mediation Saturdays, a debate on interim interdict, an employment tribunal cross-examination, sorting out a casino licence, a personal injury claim negotiation and a mock … Continue reading

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(Re)tracing my steps

2022 has been an improvement on the success/happiness/fulfilment scale. In comparison with the slow awakening of 2021, this has been a year of activity and spontaneity. The fear of looming lockdown has dissipated and we are left with the legacy … Continue reading

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The materiality of faith

Working in a Cathedral, I think, does push one to examine Christianity and its various forms more often than the average person. Probably I am the sort of person who thinks about Christianity on a level above average for the … Continue reading

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From Woodside to Woodlands

I recently moved flats from the Maryhill/Woodside border zone to a place off Woodlands Road right beside Kelvingrove Park. After two years together, the Grovepark gang disbanded. I moved my stuff piecemeal in the final week of the lease, but … Continue reading

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Presence and precedent

It wasn’t until day two of the pilgrimage that I got a moment to myself to log an entry in my journal. My first epistle stems from Wooler bus station where a Borders Bus has just pulled out of the … Continue reading

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Memento Mori

This past month my summer and winter existences have overlapped. April brings custodial duties. I called myself a custodian on the census, although apparently “monument steward” was available. I am a castellan, a Steward of Gondor awaiting the Return of … Continue reading

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Finding what I seek

It’s been a good opening month to the year. The first milestone in the diary was my interview with Digby Brown for a traineeship with them next year in their Glasgow office. Omicron meant it had to be online, so … Continue reading

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Better than the last one

I want this end-of-year sum-up to focus on the positive. Let’s start with this: 2021 was better than 2020. A very low bar indeed, but 2021 improved on its predecessor in most ways. It was a bleak start to the … Continue reading

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My top albums 2021

2021 got off to a terrible start with Tier 4 restrictions imposed in Glasgow for the best part of four months. Things began to revive in April and by May I had finally met the people on my course for … Continue reading

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