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another year, another post

Patter is now six years old. This is post 694. Yep, 694. Nearly seven hundred, but not quite. Dammit, that would have been neat. 694 is an untidy number. I’ve been wondering for a few weeks now what to say … Continue reading

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blogging in the growlery

Like Shakespeare, Charles Dickens liked to invent new words. Along with flummox, abuzz, and whiz-bang, he is also often credited with ‘the growlery’, which he mentioned in passing in Bleak House. There is some debate about whether this word is … Continue reading

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the blogging scramble

I’ve had cause to think about the blog in the last couple of weeks. In fact last week I abandoned the usual format and did something different – challenged myself to find five quotes that I really liked. They also … Continue reading

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patter’s year

Patter had a bit of a revamp this year. Early on, the blog acquired a new URL, patthomson.net, and shucked off all gratuitous wordpress advertising. Much later, the signature image of desk and coffee cup was replaced with the current … Continue reading

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happy birthday to patter

Patter is four years old. Time for a tally. Time for a bit of reckoning. Posts This is my 430th post. I have posted a trifle over twice a week in that time. Actually, I posted about once a week … Continue reading

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on bread and blogging

My partner bakes bread every week. He’s no amateur at this kneading and raising business, as he owned a bakery and cafes for quite long time. His bread is made with a sour – the sour is simply wild yeasts … Continue reading

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doctoral research, ethics and the digital

Last Friday I was part of a workshop on doctoral research and ethics held at the Cambridge School of Education. Anna Robinson Pant began the day talking about cultural dilemmas in academic writing and doctoral research. She has written a … Continue reading

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