Breathing in

It’s been a strange and busy year… and we’re only in week two. Of course, I’m determined not to be one of those “I’m so busy!” people, but I do rather a lot of things. Fortunately, most of them are very interesting things....

And now – on with the show

As part of my ongoing project to write every day here on this blog, I’ve been thinking about the sorts of things I should be writing about. And while “things I do and stuff I find interesting” is a fairly broad and forgiving brief for what you might...

Taking my ball and going home

It turns out that everything I post on both this blog and my music blog gets automatically reposted on a site called The Brummie. Recently, I’ve been a frequent contributor, without even really realising it. I kind of have mixed feelings about that. First, I...

Landmark blog post

This week, it’s been ten years since I started blogging. Lots of people I know have been blogging for at least that long – but when it actually happens to you, it’s nice to pause and think about what that means. As I recall, I was teaching a 3rd year...

Indulging my enthusiasms

I’ve been running a music blog called .com/music for a while now. It started life late last year as just a semi-private thing between me and my friends and colleagues – a way for me to process, bookmark and recommend all of the great music I was...