This was my home…not for much longer.
So far I have read two books on this topic: An Invitation to Social Construction by Kenneth J. Gergen (2015) The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge (Penguin Social Sciences) by Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann (1991 reprint) Gergen’s main claim is that what how we experience the worldContinue reading “Social constructionism”
A few weeks ago our landlady died. Her daughters assured us that nothing would change and not to worry. Last Friday the estate agent who looks after the rental side of things informed us that we have to move out as the heirs to the property are selling the house. The result of this isContinue reading “They are taking away my home!”
‘All knowledge is partial, situated and subjective’. This really resonates with me and aligns to the case study article ‘Five Misunderstandings About Case-Study Research‘ (Flyvbjerg, 2006). I think we can overcome or at least address partial knowledge, which is inevitable as we can never know something completely, by investigating and exploring the case at handContinue reading “Reflexivity in the research process”
I have been working in my job for quite a long time now. I feel confident In my ability to perform well and manage any task at least to an acceptable standard. I think I am a reasonable people manager and that my team feels they can trust me and that I have their bestContinue reading “Questions of becoming or ‘being’ a student – or what happened to my self-efficacy?”
Sorry for the language but, while out running this morning, I listened to Taylor Swift’s song “Mad woman” and the song really made me think how women are always supposed to be nice, friendly and accommodating otherwise we are called mad, crazy and mentally ill. The lines “And women like hunting witches too; Doing yourContinue reading “Do you see my face in the neighbour’s lawn? Does she smile? Or does she mouth, “Fuck you forever”?”
Today is my 58th Birthday. My oldest son sent me the card and the Bonsai growing kit, which I thought was such a lovely idea! I also got two small videos from my grand-daughters saying ‘Happy Birthday’…I wish this stupid pandemic would end so I could go and see them. Yesterday was enrolment day! So,Continue reading “My 58th Birthday”
There are not many women who have changed a country’s legislature as much as Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died last night. She must have been a remarkable woman even in her youth to even try to do what she did when she started her career. A lot of other women would have looked after theirContinue reading “Great women”
Ever since I left home at 15 years old, I have been a nomad. Any house I moved into was just a temporary place, every job just to make some money or fulfil a certain outcome. Now, 43 years later, I am still not able to settle where I am. I look at other people,Continue reading “Life is a journey, but how do you know when you have arrived?”
The question is really: WHY? First of all, I seem to have nothing in common with my team colleagues. Don’t get me wrong, they are all nice people but that is were it ends. They are middle-aged, grey-haired men in their 50s, conventional and traditional. They seem to have no passion for their job orContinue reading “I hate my job!”
After finishing my blog post yesterday, I did a bit of research on boxers, their traits how much they cost. What I found is unbelievable! Just like this article in the Guardian that tells the story of the author buying a puppy, I found that boxer puppies start at £1.500, going up to £5k. IContinue reading “Dogs have become a commodity”
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