Changing Seasons 7/12

In response to Cardinal Guzman's Changing Seasons challenge. I hardly go out these days for various boring reasons. I however did go to a cemetery — to see what my next stop will be and to pay a social visit to deceased relatives. I figure a graveyard is as good a place as any to record … Continue reading Changing Seasons 7/12

What I Hated the Least Today 181/365: Stet, Let It Stand

I’m trying to learn to become more of a stet person. Stet, let it stand, is a proofreading mark indicating that a correction should be ignored and the text should be left as it is. Letting anything as it is comes across as an extremely difficult skill to me as someone who, even when she’s … Continue reading What I Hated the Least Today 181/365: Stet, Let It Stand

What I Hated the Least Today 177/365: Sounds

Do you ever think of the sounds your home makes when it's otherwise quiet? I don't, unless I spend a night out of home and am confronted with an entirely different set of sounds. Moving homes a year and half ago also made me more attuned to the peculiarities of soundtracks of places, so to say. My current … Continue reading What I Hated the Least Today 177/365: Sounds

What I Hated the Least Today 163/365: Academic Encounters

I met my favourite professor in town today. Academic encounters tend to be highly humorous because academia means social awkwardness. A high degree of it. I recognised the professor straight away though he was pacing—not very steadily, as he was juggling his deep thoughts while walking—some distance in front of me. I sped up, caught … Continue reading What I Hated the Least Today 163/365: Academic Encounters

What I Hated the Least Today 140/365: Ticket Collector

*In this post nothing happens.* My country’s public transport operates on a self-service system which places responsibility and trust in the hands of travellers. The passenger is required to procure a ticket prior to getting on the vehicle and then punch it in a mechanical device placed in vehicles. This operational plan is conductive to … Continue reading What I Hated the Least Today 140/365: Ticket Collector

What I Hated the Least Today 129/365: Not Not While the Giro

*The following is mildly depressing and largely confused.* This post takes its title from James Kelman's early collection of short stories, Not Not While the Giro (1983). These were published a decade before Kelman established himself as the chronicler of working-class Glasgow and was launched to fame by winning, with much controversy, the Booker Prize for … Continue reading What I Hated the Least Today 129/365: Not Not While the Giro