in fact

I heard a very interesting statement the other day, from a class colleague. It was the Induction Day for the Mad Studies module at Queen Margaret University, which forms a core element of the MSc Mad Studies programme. I’m attending as an associate student, which means that I‘m not undertaking the entire MSc, just this … More in fact

an invitation to imagine

All of sudden it’s that time of year again: Unpsychology Magazine’s call for submissions! Our upcoming issue – to be published in spring/summer of 2023 – will explore the theme Imaginings. Here’s a little taste from the submissions guidelines: Issue 9 will deal with what Donna Haraway calls, “SF: science fiction, speculative fabulation, string figures, … More an invitation to imagine


“A lot of people don’t struggle with depression, they struggle with the reality we live in.” Keanu Reeves I came across this quote by Keanu Reeves – by all accounts a very kind, generous and thoughtful soul – and my first thought was to correct him: consensus reality, Keanu: consensus reality. A lot of people … More madreality

thank you friends

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met. William Butler Yeats Today is the International Day of Friendship. Now in its eleventh year, this commemoration by the UN marks the relationships in our lives that give us strength, sustenance and joy: our friendships. When I was three years old, we moved away … More thank you friends

two toned

How we view a problem will shape our response. As Abraham Maslow famously said, “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” So how do we find other tools? And do we need a tool at all, or perhaps a flower? I’ve been thinking about … More two toned