I heard in a homily recently that ‘advent’ is the beginning of ‘adventure’. And these are exciting times I guess. I had hoped that I could essayify this personal update in the pretentious way that I do sometimes, but events are racing forward too quickly. Already, I have left for my Iceland-Denmark trip (in fact, […]
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Background Facts leading up to the Lenten Discernment I still remember being excited to start work when I was in Part B. I remember thinking to myself that I would finally be doing some real work (as opposed to academic work), and be able to make a real difference. But I realise also how early it was that I had begun […]
(1) I will apply to the Geneva Academy to do a Masters in Transitional Justice next year. Applications open in December 2016. The term begins in (or around) August 2017. (2) I will tell Boss about (1) after Easter. I will also tell him that I wish to leave ASAP, but I will stay until he […]
I watched this video on Monday morning. I had entered office feeling quite free, after sending to Boss on Saturday my first draft of a 91-page closing submissions. (Of course, freedom is quite the illusion – I stayed back with Boss until 4.30AM on Tuesday morning to amend the subs. But I don’t want to focus on […]
Some caveats: (1) The two lists should be read cumulatively. (2) The two lists should not be read in a quantitative way. I have merely brainstormed as many pros / cons / reasons / fears as possible. The qualitative analysis – whether and to what extent each point is valid – will come in the next few weeks. (3) […]
1. Caged I like the adventures because you know that when they say, “I’ve got a plan,” and then they tell you, you know it’s not going to work. And when they say, “I’ve got a plan,” and they don’t tell you, you know it is going to work, and it’s all very exciting. I […]