Category Archives: Announcements

Welcome to the new site!

It seems to be the case that every three years I completely redevelop my website with a view to improving the content navigation and aesthetic qualities. I originally used a piece of blogging software called b2Evolution and, sometime later, moved to using Drupal. I’m now using a privately hosted version of WordPress which seems to take a lot of the headache out of things. I’ve wanted different things from my site over the last few years. I think I’ve learned to appreciate the user experience along with accessibility and navigability more through my work with disabled students. The University has a commitment to ‘reasonable adjustment’ which is the term used by law when referring to […]

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Aikido

I’m actually a fairly difficult person to motivate and, unless I truly enjoy something, the chances are such that I will not give it my all. As far as physical activity goes, the main motivator for me is to be with the people I’ve come to know over the years through training. If we all went our separate ways, I’d be left with a void so vacuous in my soul that I’d have a very difficult time keeping grounded. I’m not accustomed to winning things, when I do compete I always make sure it’s against overwhelming odds as that’s the only time something ever feels ‘real’ to me. Over the weekend, our dojo took part […]

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