I was having coffee with friends this morning when the news of yet another US school shooting popped up on the news. It's deeply saddening to hear of it. More children dead, more teachers dead. Obviously, I live in Australia. We have our own share of violence, like every nation, but not this kind. There … Continue reading Deeply Saddened
It’s International Women’s Day
It's been interesting reflecting today on the changes to the status to women over my lifetime. Many are positive, but in some ways, things remain difficult, complicated, and still require much change. I'm in my mid fifties. I think my generation was probably the first generation to know we women would have careers that didn't … Continue reading It’s International Women’s Day
Music Makes the Soul Sing
I had the joy of attending a fabulous afternoon of music at our local Upper Hunter Regional Conservatorium of Music. I live in rural NSW, so our town is not large, but the music was. It was a great program, and I found myself reflecting on how much music means, and how it connects us … Continue reading Music Makes the Soul Sing
I Have Not Been a Consistent Blogger, Also Let’s Talk About Polio
I have been a very slack blogger lately. I've just realised that it's actually been three months since I've blogged. Given that my blog is generally my soapbox, I was asking myself why I haven't put fingertips to keyboard for three months. The answer is that I have put fingertips to keyboard, just not in … Continue reading I Have Not Been a Consistent Blogger, Also Let’s Talk About Polio
How Old Are They?
Last night there were two television choices that appealed to me. 1. Masterchef (One of only two reality TV shows I enjoy) or 2. The debate between Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Leader of the Opposition Anthony Albanese. I looked at a bit of the commentary on the ABC website, but then decided that I … Continue reading How Old Are They?
It’s Election Time! Oh Joy? Also, what happened to concern for others?
Three weeks from yesterday, will be Australia's Federal election. I've been running an informal poll on my patients at work. If the circumstances are appropriate, I ask one question: 'Are you enjoying the election coverage?' The responses are not as varied as I expected. Basically there's one response. 'Is this the best we can do?' … Continue reading It’s Election Time! Oh Joy? Also, what happened to concern for others?
Don’t Criticise the Volunteer
There's been a lot of stuff about emergency response in Australian media in the last couple of weeks. It's been chaotic in both Queensland and New South Wales, with incredible amounts of rain and astounding floods destroying homes, towns, and properties. Sadly, there have been many reports of people remaining stuck in dangerous, and sometimes … Continue reading Don’t Criticise the Volunteer
Boba Fett Thoughts
Be aware. Spoilers for The Book of Boba felt ahead! I watched the final episode of this series last night, and I have to say that I really enjoyed it. I'm aware that some people don't share my opinion, as I've seen people commenting in fairly mixed fashion on social media. However, there are a … Continue reading Boba Fett Thoughts
Tomorrow, at midday, Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time, (AEDST), the cover for Dark Days, sequel to Amethyst Pledge, will be revealed. This means that the book itself is not too far away. Just a reminder about the cover of Amethyst Pledge: Fabulous, isn't it? Dark Days' cover is again done by the talented Jade Zivanovic … Continue reading Cover Reveal…
Shaking My Head
I logged on to social media this evening after a few weeks when other, much more important things, have taken precedence. Of course, almost the first thing I saw, was a comparison of Covid vaccination to Nazi Germany taking control. That was followed up by someone else posting about how Covid 19 'doesn't exist.' I've … Continue reading Shaking My Head