Last updated on 22 Jun 2018
I’ve been hard to spot lately. There are Developments that have kept me from your view.
Last week I was working in a warehouse packing CDs into delivery boxes, and bitching about my back, feet and general well being. This week I am preparing to move to Melbourne (approx. 900km south) to take up a contract job as the grant administrator for a research project at the University of Melbourne. This is my seventh move in eight years. I am getting a bit tired of this as you might expect. But I doubt you really care, nor should you.
This means that (i) I do not have to steal from old people on the street, which is as well since I am slower than most of them; (ii) I am not likely in the medium term to sleep in a gutter (or not for long); (iii) I get to work with one of my doctoral advisors, Neil Thomason on a cool project testing whether teaching critical reasoning actually improves critical reasoning. Oddly, nobody seems to have done that in the 2500 years we’ve been teaching critical reasoning.
Now I still hold out hopes for a fellowship or lectureship (if you are one of the people who decides these things – please don’t remove me from the list just because I have a 12 month contract!), and they may necessitate my returning to Sin City, but it looks like I’m back home for the duration.
Almost certainly this will cause me to disappear for a time while I find an internet service in Melbourne, but such is my addiction it won’t be too long when I move in a few weeks. I have to thank Neil for saving me from the
workhouse warehouse; my back was due to collapse for permanent any day.
I will continue to work and blog on natural classification and many other matters. That is all.