I've kept this blog, on and off, since 2006. In 2015 I used it to chart daily encounters, images, thoughts and feelings about volcanic basalt/bluestone in Melbourne and Victoria, especially in the first part of the year. I plan to write a book provisionally titled Bluestone: An Emotional History, about human uses of and feelings for bluestone. But I am also working on quite a few other projects and a big grant application, especially now I am on research leave. I'm working mostly from home, then, for six months, and will need online sociability for company!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Suse in the News

Check out this morning's Australian, with its article about the teaching awards. The reporter had come to the blog and quotes Suse's comment. It's pretty rare that getting into the comments box first will get you a citation in the national press. Well done, Suse!


Suse said...

Oh shit, they left out the bit where I said stuff like CONGRATULATIONS! and EXCELLENT NEWS! and I RAISE MY GLASS TO YOU O ESTEEMED TEACHER and now I just look like a facetious prat.

My mum will be so proud.

Stephanie Trigg said...

Not at all! But I do agree: making the shift from either (a) blogging or (b) teaching into (c) the media can be quite tricky. After I had hung up from talking with Bernard Lane yesterday I immediately thought of what would have been some really good sound bites. Note to self: think FASTER!

Jeffrey J. Cohen said...

Yet another reason to blog. I like the quote about how the informality of this space "helped break down barriers between undergraduates, postgraduates and established scholars." The recent SEMA conference really brought that blogging lesson home to me: because of a good blog's inherent lack of stuffiness, it is easy to feel you know well people that you otherwise might feel you do not really know at all, leading to the ice already having been broken so that engaged conversation begins immediately.