Friday, August 19, 2022
Half full and half empty
In one way or another a work of fiction is always subject to the gravitational pull of the time in which it is made. Whether we're think...
Sunday, March 13, 2022
Travelling with Tolstoy
The passenger sees the world from a particular point of view. Separate, like a spectator, a world unfolds through the frame of the window. T...
Sunday, February 27, 2022
In the study of writing we often overlook the fact that the most commonly spoken language in the world is Chinese. Using characters - a form...
Saturday, February 05, 2022
Literacy practices in libraries
The public library was an important landmark in my childhood. It was in safe cycling distance, it was always warm, and it was the context fo...
Saturday, December 04, 2021
If you'd told me that the novel I was about to read contained over 60 pages of Powerpoint slides using some of the standard insert graph...
Saturday, October 02, 2021
It's been a while. Perhaps it seems as if I'm a blogger on a go-slow, but really it's just the sign of a changing relationship w...
Friday, June 25, 2021
Works in progress
I've come to think of all work as work in progress. A busy couple of months have seen me mulling over what things in the literacy world ...
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