'The stories of everyday life traverse the crossroads of perception and experience. They
give voice to the inner contours of a reflected cosmos whose whirls they follow. They
undulate with the moving world in which they seek to live, survive and know intimacy.
Stories are the navigations of people whose vulnerabilities plumb unknown depths,
whose sea anchors seek to moderate the tumultuous events and circumstances of life.
On occasion, they surf as a slide of supreme pleasure. The narratives they follow and
the spaces they embody are critical to any understanding of the conditions of everyday
life, including the daily life of academics. In the context of this paper, creative research
practice offers an emergent form of cultural studies, engaging the world in more
descriptive and speculative terms.' (Author's abstract)