Edit: This podcast has eveolved a lot over the past 10 months. The name has changed, and the first epidode of “The Last 27 Years” is now up! https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-p8wfc-12b0ca2 https://shinemealight.podbean.com/ https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/3e1d592e-179b-4122-af42-eaeea6b31ed4 Youtube now have handles and mine is up and running! https://www.youtube.com/@shinemealightpodcasts https://media.rss.com/thelast27years/feed.xml If you’re reading this, I’m hoping you’re here to find out moreContinue reading “The “From the Inside” Podcast (now called “The Last 27 Years”)”
Author Archives: Alexis Howell
Okay, I’ve graduated from university!! ….now what?
So I have been at University for the past 14 years and it felt at times like it would never end! I was a full time student for 8 years and a part time student for the past 6 years. Reaching the final graduation was a huge deal for me, but the moment I pressedContinue reading “Okay, I’ve graduated from university!! ….now what?”
Last ever uni assignment: From surveillance to genocide…how did that happen?
In this blog, I have been asked to discuss why a balanced perspective is required to understand the complexity of surveillance processes and practices. But the breaking news right now in the surveillance world is The UK Parliament’s Uighur tribunal has now concluded the persecution of the Uighurs consitutes genocide. This is occurring in theContinue reading “Last ever uni assignment: From surveillance to genocide…how did that happen?”
Uni assignment: Does the nature of digital innovation place cultural heritage institutions at risk of becoming redundant?
In researching whether digital innovation was going to render cultural heritage centres such as museums and art galleries obsolete, I came across so many examples of how digital innovation is being used. It was difficult to select an example. I was interested in so many individual exhibits and projects, especially the virtual archaeological digs. IContinue reading “Uni assignment: Does the nature of digital innovation place cultural heritage institutions at risk of becoming redundant?”
New Vegan book unread and misinterpreted. What a surprise.
I grew up in the 1980’s, blissfully unaware of the connection between living animals and the meat on my plate. I only became aware of the connection between my diet, my health, the environment and animal suffering, at the age of 38. However, I am one of many people, who, over the past few years,Continue reading “New Vegan book unread and misinterpreted. What a surprise.”
What if I tell my daughter she’s good enough, but don’t believe I am?
I just realised the other day that I hadn’t worn a bathing suit (sober!) in my adult life. When puberty hit I was a squad swimmer training at 5am in the UNSW pool in Sydney. Within 3 months, I’d quit swimming and never again felt comfortable in ‘togs’. I’d always have an excuse or aContinue reading “What if I tell my daughter she’s good enough, but don’t believe I am?”
Uni Assignment: Are my clothes impeding my online success?
In looking over how my online persona has evolved over time, I can’t help but notice a parallel with my real life self. We’ve both become veritable ‘jacks of all trades, masters of none’, got our ‘fingers in too many pies’, showcasing multiple interests but being known for nothing in particular. In reading Smith andContinue reading “Uni Assignment: Are my clothes impeding my online success?”
Why is learning new things more scary as an adult?
I remember when I was a kid and out would come some new activity I’d never tried before and all I’d be able to think about was how fabulous I was going to be at it! Whereas today, being asked to partake in any activity outside my comfort zone brings with it a feeling thatContinue reading “Why is learning new things more scary as an adult?”
I published. But I don’t feel any different.
So many times in life I have found myself striving towards an achievement, only to be disappointed once I’m there, because I don’t feel any different. Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees, children, holidays, big celebrations…all fell short of the fantasies I enjoyed, before I experienced them. My brain wants to tell me it’s more money andContinue reading “I published. But I don’t feel any different.”
Year of the Cookie?
It’s no secret Christmas is in 3 weeks. I don’t think 2021 has felt like a full year to anyone, but here we are! And what does 3 weeks out from Christmas mean? It means it’s time to source last minute unique gifts for your people to show them how special they are – orContinue reading “Year of the Cookie?”