Walk the Walk Graphic Novel Getting Some Media Attention

  I’ve been quoted in the news a few times over the last couple of weeks, which is always exciting.  The graphic novel Scottish Book Trust produced to tackle sectarianism has made the news here in Scotland, garnering coverage on the BBC, in the Scotsman...
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William James on a Certain Blindness in Science Communication

Okay, so William James, the 19th century philosopher and psychologist, never actually wrote about science communication, but bear with me. In working on a chapter for a collection of papers on loneliness, I came across an essay by William James on blindness, which...
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Stories as Habitations Quotation…

“Stories are habitations.  We live in and through stories.  They conjure worlds.  We do not know the world other than as story world. Stories inform life.  They hold us together and keep us apart.” – Miller...
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Getting an Austerity Detox

Catherine Hartley and Chris Lee were in Edinburgh to give the final RSE Scottish Health Humanities Seminar yesterday.  Their presentation, Austerity Detox, was exactly what I needed, a quietly subversive mix of sharp social analysis, visual art and theatre, laced with...

Once Upon a Universe

Last night I debuted on stage at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in front of a sell-out crowd as part of the Once Upon a Universe project.  Performing in front of a large audience, obscured by lighting, was nerve-racking, exhilarating and ultimately a whole lot of...