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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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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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Summer’s End

I’ve spent the summer in a cathedral, talking about cathedrals. But why is it a cathedral when there’s no bishop and it’s a place for him to sit? Yes, you’re right, it’s Presbyterian now. Church of Scotland since 1560, though … Continue reading

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Almost two years, and three King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard albums later

I have passed year one of two of my condensed law degree at Strathclyde. That was Wednesday’s news, delivered to the mobile app and received during lunch break at Glasgow Cathedral, with breakdowns of each exam. One annum’s study hasn’t … Continue reading

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