Articles by Chris

I have been doing some musing recently on how compilations of oral traditions communicate time in linking a story together. For example if a series of stories about a person are communicated, does it necessarily matter the order that they are communicated in, and does the significance of that order change between…

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If you have been following this blog then you will know that I am no technological luddite, with many of the most viewed posts dealing with Zotero, Scrivener and other computer based writing management software. However, recently things have been changing, although perhaps not for the reasons that first come…

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“The Buyearchy of Greeds?” – Why choosing your analogy is important.

  Recently a friend shared an image that tried to visually highlight an ethical hierarchy using the now familiar Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. This usual pyramid highlights the broad lower levels of ‘use what you have’ and ‘borrow,’ ascending to narrower upper levels culminating in ‘Buy’ and ostensibly imploring the…

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One of the practices I keep is to always have a long term reading project on the go, that is less directly related to my active research. I find this keeps me reading broadly and more agile in the way that I process and link concepts together. Over the winter…

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