I've spent a great deal of time dealing with our insurance company over the last ten months since The Fire, and more so in the last month since lodging an official complaint. It doesn't look like we'll be in our house within the year since we lost everything, and at this point lucky if we'll … Continue reading On Dealing with Insurance Companies
This blog has been a bit quiet of late. It's not for a lack of things to say or lack of things being done, but rather a lack of time to do so. In the past week and a bit I've started a new blog and re-evaluating my online presence - where things live, who … Continue reading Moving. Writing. Learning.
2015 has arrived and there's a plethora of posts offering predictions, Top 10s, Year of _____, biggest trends etc etc etc. I've decided to do something different and talk about my contribution to the future rather than spruiking what it could be. This year brings an opportunity for me to actively drive some innovation within … Continue reading Coming Soon – A Contribution not a Prediction for 2015
2014 has been a pretty good year for me personally. You can probably read this post as a brag list, but for me it's a chance to take stock and record what's been achieved. Achieved is an important word - because this year I got to see effort yield results. The last couple of years … Continue reading So that’s 2014
Today is a big milestone in my relationship with Clare - fourteen years together. I'm not sure if there's something mystical about multiples of seven but for some reason I really feel this anniversary. Maybe it's because there's enough space at this moment in my life to catch my breath and contemplate. Maybe it's because … Continue reading Fourteen Years
In 2013 Charles Sturt University, my workplace, decided to develop a new project aimed at creating a space and forum to think through some of the issues, challenges, problems and opportunities we face as an institution. The Think Pieces Project was born and I was asked to contribute, which is a real honour. Initially I … Continue reading The Changing Context of Learning
For the last decade (or more truthfully and scarily decade and a half) I've been working at what I'd call 'front end design'. I made things work and made them look good with a minimal amount of effort or thinking required about what happened behind the scenes. I dabbled in programming - I learnt Lingo … Continue reading A New Learning Opportunity
Spring is here and the world around me is blossoming and blooming. I don't remember a spring like this since 2004 when I travelled for a single day to Edinburgh from Dublin. I arrived to spring sunshine, blue skies, freshly mowed grass and flowers whose scent filled the air - a stark change from the … Continue reading Bring in the new
Whoa, realised I need to update my blog more often - so I've updated my About page. I've added a nice new pic and new sections for Publications and Presentations. A recent addition to my professional life is the need for a Publications section when my first co-authored paper was published. I'll hopefully have two … Continue reading Update to About page
Hey I've been lazy and left the blog untouched for a while. Not unloved or forgotten - I've still been writing, just not publishing. I've finally got a few moments to re-read, edit and hit the publish button. And what a time and place to do it - my first Fathers Day as a Dad … Continue reading Why all the posts?