New year evolution

I am not one for too many resolutions and definitely not keen on revolutions. Revolutions are always driven by the idea that there is an idealised utopia available and achievable, but which can only be reached by destruction of all the values of the past. Nothing is ever simple in this way. Life is full of complex relationships, promises, commitments, desires and motivations.

Change and creativity

I was musing about career change this week, as you might expect. Looking back, and leaving out occasional fill-in jobs and stopgaps, I find I am now entering into my fourth career. All the changes have been brought about by shifting circumstances. On reflection I could perhaps have made more of the first, as an academic.