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Ostriches in America

The only way one can know the world is through discourse, or the use of language. Objects do not exist as unit prior to language rather, language creates the objects it represents as it speaks about them. For example,…

Sounding Off

Howdy Laidlaw peeps, here are my reflective ramblings: Film is a uniquely sensory experience in that it can make us feel things physically, as well as emotionally. Consider: have you ever flinched when watching a…

Words, words, words

POLONIUS: … What do you read, my Lord?  HAMLET: Words, words, words. Hello from sunny California! Contrary to the title of my post, my project is not on Hamlet. However, the quote from the prince-with-daddy-issues is…

Cancer-The Fight of Our Lives

Having passed the halfway mark in my internship I feel now is a good time to reflect on where I have come. Time has simply flown by in a whirlwind of experiments and data analysis, setbacks and breakthroughs, times of…

And Urine!

I arrived back this week to a very summery, very quiet St. Andrews and a whirlwind of paperwork and urine. From tutorials to risk assessments to Standard Operating Procedures my days will be bursting for the…

Mom, You Were Wrong

Growing up as a child, I remember a simple mantra my mother lived by and never failed to remind me of: Nothing good can be borne out of frustration. I have to admit, as with much of my mother’s advice, this simple…

Carboniferous World

What do volcanoes, earthquakes, giant millipedes and ancient forests all have in common? You can see traces of all of them along the Fife Coastal Trail! My project involves collating information about a number of…

Lead the leader

My project – Musical leadership in opera, concert and recording: an observation of period instrument performers – has been a whirlwind of activity from the word go. The first four weeks of my internship made up my…