Thursday, 18 August 2016
Standing on the verge of getting it written Hello. Welcome to my new blog. I did start a blog back in December 2011, and managed two - TWO! - posts. But normally I find that I have neither time nor inclination to keep at it, and I greatly prefer the speed and lightness that is enabled by Twitter. However. I have a book to write. The book is about bioethics, utopia, biomedicine, and how these things relate to each other. Writing a book is HARD. I have been staring at a computer screen for weeks already without making a lot of progress. So, partly to get myself out of that rut, and partly to have a place to put work in progress up for what the cool kids call "beta testing", and partly to be able to post off-cuts and false trails and odd little ideas that might not come to anything... here I am! I don't promise to publish regularly. But I am on research leave until July 2017 without any other forum for my thinking at any greater length than 140 characters a time, so I may well appear here quite often. I look forward to hearing what you think about what I post here. I will moderate the hell out of you if you are rude, nasty, irrelevant, or just annoying. It's my blog, after all. But otherwise all engagement is welcome. It's lonely out here on the ice wall of writing. Watch this space!