Gilgamesh: Derek Hines

A dense poetic retelling of the epic, with such gems as: Here is Gilgamesh, king of Uruk . . . Pulls women like beer rings. Grunts when puzzled. And: [I]n the abyss-months after Enkidu’s end his departing spirit cored its phosphorescence through the rooms of Gilgamesh’s sorrow, then trailed off, dimming, as the shades absorbed… Read More Gilgamesh: Derek Hines

How to make money at university and kill that student loan #2: survey sites that don’t suck

As my son approaches university, I decided I would try to teach him how he can make, save, and spend money on a student budget. I have written about user testing, now it’s the turn of online surveys. Paid survey sites pay money to get your opinion about things. Bear in mind the following: Doing… Read More How to make money at university and kill that student loan #2: survey sites that don’t suck

Hamilton

Good grief but do I despise the way Americans yap about the Revolution. I despise it, not in some wounded pride British kind of way, but in the cloying candy cane sickliness that is applied to all things 1776. I’m not bitter really . . . I just lived for four years in America and lost… Read More Hamilton

How to make money at university and kill that student loan #1: user testing

As my son approaches university, I decided I would try to teach him how he can make, save, and spend money on a student budget. There are numerous ways of making money online that are suitable for students, some more lucrative than others. The key is to find something that doesn’t take too much time.… Read More How to make money at university and kill that student loan #1: user testing