Tag Archives: Asclepius

I swear by Apollo: Strike diary 17

It’s day three of our strike. The weather is wet and generally miserable. This is where things are starting to get tough, and resolve can be dampened. For various reasons, I find it hard to stand still on a picket, … Continue reading

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The art is long: strike diary 1

I am on strike. Employees at a large number of British universities are on strike over broken promises regarding pensions. However, we are striking over much more than pensions: we are striking over the ever-increasing casualisation of the workforce and … Continue reading

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Deep into the caves

We are doing it again: research-assistant extraordinaire Big Boy T (7 years 3/4) and I are on a research trip. This time we are in Greece and our travels will focus on Athens and Attica. We arrived yesterday afternoon and … Continue reading

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A pilgrimage to Asclepius

Mondays are a bit tricky for the tourist craving her dose of historical sites in Italy. Most museums and archaeological sites are closed. Big Boy T (who, as he pointed to me, is 7 years and 1/3 rather than 7 … Continue reading

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