DOG QUEST: The Stairs of Cirith Ungol

A slow and spreading disaster struck our household a few weeks ago, but it took us some time to realise the nature of the problem. Some background is necessary: we have a deck out the back of our house that looks out over the yard and the rainforest in which we live. The only accessContinue reading “DOG QUEST: The Stairs of Cirith Ungol”

What do you do, Doctor Kate?

When one has donned the floppy hat of the PhD graduation (your local campus regalia may differ, but my university follows the pompous and hilarious Oxford dress, which I enjoyed a great deal), one receives certain conversational responses. First there are the congratulations – much appreciated, thank you, why yes, it has been a longContinue reading “What do you do, Doctor Kate?”