About

Ver 1A graduate of the National University of Ireland at UCC (MA, Digital Arts & Humanities) and the University of Edinburgh (MSc, Science Studies), in the 1990s I worked on the Darwin Correspondence Project at Cambridge University, editing the letters of Charles Darwin, a 33-volume series published by Cambridge University Press. Love from Cork is my book on the postcards of Cork (2013), and Santiago, Here I Come! my collection of essays on walking to Santiago de Compostela in north west Spain (2008). In addition to blogging on WordPress, I can be found on several other social media, the usual suspects — see my about.me profile.

4 thoughts on “About”

  1. very pleased to make your acquaintance. Already looking forward to future posts, and exploring the existing archive. Could not agree more, about our economically & morally bankrupt society (the two qualities are of course intimately co-related) Likewise the wider, global fragmentation. Delighted to find you Perry.

    • Hi Arran, thanks for nice things you say. I’m very please to meet you too. I’ve been following your blog for a few weeks now (it was coming to me by email), I really like it. It was, in fact, recommended to me by someone living in London. Indeed, your work has been the spark for me to start my own effort. So maybe you will understand better how pleased I am by your comments & the opportunity to communicate. Regards, Perry

  2. Perry, I’m delighted, and deeply flattered, if my own modest efforts on Word Press have prompted a published author and dedicated academic like yourself to enter the world of blogging. You aren’t alone of coure, in those regards, there are some very brilliant people lucking about WP) There are dangers to blogging of course, as of course you’re already aware, it’s quite time consuming, and in both your case and my own, I suppose there is always a risk of dissipating your energy, away from a book say. Ditto with a sense of false accomplishment, (blogging of course is not subject to the same level of scrutiny, peer review etc as conventional paper publishing. (that of course is partly what is so liberating about it also) But for all that, i think on balance the advantages far outweigh the potential pitfalls. Personally the discipline of having to – (self-imposed but my aspiration nonetheless) – of having to post at least once each 8-10 days has been productive & wholesome. I also love the immediacy of it. And the sense of connection & dialogue with other writers and readers. It has been good for me, I’m sure of that. So, what can I say? – except, welcome on board. 🙂 Respects from Dublin. – Arran.

  3. Thanks Perry. Pleased to have happened on your blog. Lots to interest me. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (give it a spin).

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