Monthly Archives: March 2008

What should I read (out) next?

Anyone coming to the open mic tomorrow, feel free to express your love on Upcoming Not essential or binding. Anyone who wants to do a stint at the open mic tomorrow: come along! Anyone who wants me to do a … Continue reading

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Let the train take the strain while the bus takes the fuss

This weekend’s stag do for vigornian was excellent fun. Obviously we can’t reveal the sordid details in the possible cyber-presence of the hens, but each one of those details was planned by, or sprang spontaneously from the planning of, the … Continue reading

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The future's bright: the future's Oxfringe

Oxfringe 2008, a week of literary-fringe nonsense and hilarity, starts this weekend. Sadly, I won’t be around for the first few events: I’m off playing the stag in Bruges until late Sunday, along with (among others) co-organizer hatmandu. I hope … Continue reading

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The gradual blurring of home and work lives these days, among other aspects of modern life, makes decisions of etiquette that much harder. Dealing with an encounter with an ex-colleague can be easy enough in itself. You might begin by … Continue reading

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Munin around

Early yesterday morning, nature rebelled and took over Eynsham. As the mist rose from the village—a little before seven a.m—a whole crowd of birds descended in its place. From the moment I stepped out of the door all I could … Continue reading

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French on the inside

Our recent work trip went surprisingly well, in the sense that it may actually have fulfilled its ostensible purpose of building a team. I cite as evidence the exception proving the rule: when we became a little tetchy part way … Continue reading

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