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Sometimes I write about things other than music…

  • 11 April 2016
    UK coral reefs at risk from bottom trawling
    (Feature-writing assignment for Introduction to Journalism online course)

    Sir David Attenborough’s recent three-part documentary on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef was both a visual feast and a reminder that this huge and ancient ecosystem faces potentially irreversible and catastrophic damage from the effects of human activity. It was something of a surprise to learn that, not only are there deep-water coral reefs (also known as cold-water corals) off the west coasts of Scotland and Ireland, but also that they are at risk of destruction.

  • 24 September 2013

    …leaves are falling all around, time I was on my way
    Thanks to you, I’m much obliged for such a pleasant stay
    But now it’s time for me to go, the autumn moon lights my way…

  • 25 August 2013
    When online feminist activism meets the surveillance state
    (Originally posted at The F-Word)

    Helen looks at some of the recent revelations about the extent to which our everyday internet usage is monitored by various government agencies and suggests a few ways in which feminist activists may be able to mitigate some of the online intrusions of the surveillance state.

  • 22 August 2013
    “the CPU is not made for this motherboard”
    (Originally posted at The F-Word)

    For anyone who has been following the lead-up to the recent military trial and conviction of the former United States Army soldier Private Manning in Texas, her announcement today will, in all likelihood, come as nothing of a surprise.

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  1. Andrew permalink
    November 13, 2013 9:18 am

    I just wanted to say that I thought your review of Emily Barker’s new album was terrific…full of insight and beautifully written. All that effort deserves recognition. Congratulations!

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