An emoji lost in translation

Earlier this week, I punctuated a message for a colleague with the emoji below: I wanted to express my frustration at a certain situation, by adding an emoji that, in my view, had a certain physical resemblance to me. However, something happened between me (the information source) and my colleague (the destination) such that when … Continue reading An emoji lost in translation

What I have been reading #3

7th book of 2021 - “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett. This is the story of twin sisters, Stella and Desiree, of mixed race but with very light skin. Identical and once inseparable, they end up following very different paths, when one is mistaken for white and offered a secretarial job where she starts mingling … Continue reading What I have been reading #3

May round-up

At the start of the month, I wrote in my research journal: “May must be very, very productive”. By productive I meant researching and writing a lot. And I really meant it. But… ... my good intentions went down hill very, very, very quickly.   As I look at the square in my diary that … Continue reading May round-up