Category Archives: Life

The bleary pilgrim

Bundled into the Corsa. Beltless, unshaven and woozy. Despite its lack of a working radio I still love this car. The defunct Blaupunkt reads “SAFE” in all-caps instead of channel, or frequency. It couldn’t display track number; in this respect, … Continue reading

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I am the Ferryman

  Midsummer’s in ten days and I’m eking out all I can of this year’s solstice light, situated as I am just a couple more degrees north of Scotland’s capital where I’ve been studying these past two years at the … Continue reading

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The rise of hyphenates and the demise of icons

As the concluding hours tick down on what to many has seemed a fairly dismal lap around the sun politically and in terms of “iconic” deaths I thought it was time to add my evaluation to the numerous top tens, … Continue reading

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Salutations from the Solstice

December. Brown leaves linger – decomposing streaks on recomposing streets whose lights and likenesses change to suit the season. I’m set to return soon, where no such sodden mulch is to be found. Another semester past. Another set of exams … Continue reading

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Meme Magic – Oh look he’s getting a bit political

The world has changed since when I met you last, Forces have gathered, grown and made their mark, Meme magic brewed an unsavoury broth, and left us Trump – God-Emperor of Earth. Oh, and also I became an editor at … Continue reading

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I Found a Mouse on Day Two

It feels strange to sit here and type something that will not end up on The Student by some path or another. After a week of battering out review after review of production after production it feels nice to be … Continue reading

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Greek Spirits Guzzled from a Tetra Pack Chalice

A Saturday night starts sprawled out on a new sofa suite in front of sci-fi pew-pew fest, Guardians of the Galaxy. I say new, I mean to us – Grandad’s moved house and floral print has given way to masculine … Continue reading

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