Tag Archives: commitment

Courting cannibalism (Rousse)

MR was saying to me that working 3 days a week wouldn’t make much difference to my workload, and that I should drop my commitment to two, when TPR arrived at the table. Although I had already bought meat for … Continue reading

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New whisky distilled by Chinese students (Rousse)

I had never had such a rowdy class of students, nor had I ever been so poorly prepared for the start of the new academic year. When two of the Chinese students were late because they had been distilling whisky … Continue reading

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Glenn Close, knowledge management, and an over-committed academic (Rousse)

“Glenn Close, of course” started the speaker. I was relieved that the programme was underway, even though I had no idea what Glenn Close had to do with knowledge management. “Have you any idea what time it is?” my sister … Continue reading

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Queen and Archbishop of Canterbury join forces to bless new university campus (Rousse)

I unfurled the parchment invitation from the Queen and the Archbishop of Canterbury. The pleasure of my company, and that of TPR, was requested at the service to bless the new campus. I prayed that TPR would join me on … Continue reading

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Rousse bakes mini lemon meringue pies while her husband holds court in the bath

My first problem was that I had to choose between three competing commitments all taking place on the same night. My second was that I had promised my boss that I would attend one of them. However, I now had … Continue reading

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