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Coffee Shop Discussions

One thing I miss and that I used to enjoy a great deal was meeting a couple of friends at the coffee shop or the quirky bar for a discussion about Art.  As a painter and living in a town where I knew more people, this was a fairly regular thing for…

The Pains of Qualitative Analysis with NVivo

NVivo is a software that aims to make it easier to do analysis by coding on qualitative data. For example, you have some text, and you want to know what parts of it discuss certain points. Think of this kind of coding as going over an interview…

Geese In October

I thought I should give you a bit of something to read until I can get this blog-site fully up and operational. So I give you Chapter 43 - "Geese In October" of my soon-to-be-published novel: Wanderer Come Home.  Hope you enjoy.…

Struggling with Citation Paralysis

In research and formal writing, you need to cite your sources. Every important claim you make, if not original research, needs to be backed up by a reliable reference. I find this can make writing tricky.…

The Fast Fashion Industry And The Problems It Causes

Many people are unaware that the fashion industry is the world's largest polluter, hidden behind the glamour of the industry. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the fashion industry emits more greenhouse gases than the shipping and…

When Things Go Wrong

When things go wrong, you can run. Run as fast as you can, through brambles, pain, tears streaming from eyes. Indescribable terror and anxiety. When things go wrong however are really not that much different from when things go right. …

Execution is the 80% of Success

The Pareto principle states that for many outcomes, roughly 80% of consequences come from 20% of the causes (the “vital few”).…