“Stay on the fucking bus!”: Persisting with your doctoral research. In 2004, American-Finnish photographer, Arno Minkkinen, gave a graduation speech in which he outlined his theory on the difference between success and failure in one’s career. This difference, he claimed, lay in the operation of Helsinki Bus Station*. He called this theory…….The Helsinki Bus Station Theory.Continue reading ““Stay on the f***ing bus!””
On Writing: A few tips from a writer of pure fiction I’m a writer with five novels published, and a severe clichéd block about the next one. Professional writing is a petri dish of paranoia and in these past months of low productivity, the self-loathing and pointlessness has been billowing and blooming.
On reflection, I am not sure why I had left it until my final stages of training to attend the Divisional conference. I am a final year trainee at City University, and after taking a couple of year’s maternity leave, I came back to the course to finish writing up my research. Having been “outContinue reading “Sadism, masochism and the DCoP conference”