Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night*

Watching on television a group of people in grief at the death of a relative after some bombing, some atrocity or even some accident, those sudden 3 second shots have always for me suggested a spontaneous expression of grief. So the idea of the performance of emotion...

The Lecturing Learning Curve (Shelley Farrar)

Looking back at the last term, I consider my increasing participation in departmental teaching to be a small achievement. I had already gained experience in human osteology lab demonstrations but guiding a small group of second year undergraduates through their lab...

Dreaming Up Ideas

I’ve always felt the best ideas come to me when I’m not formally paying attention to the problem: they sneak in when my guard’s down and declare themselves, usually at night, when I am in a certain mood.  I’ve often wondered whether there could...

The Invisible Man

Research takes us down strange paths.  I wonder sometimes if subconsciously I am heading to a place that I am not fully aware of, that all my explorations and creations are an attempt to make sense of something that continuously stays just out of reach. Time and...