An Introspective Afternoon

I've been having a bit of an introspective afternoon today. There's a lot of Covid stuff happening in Australia right now, and suffice it to say, that I was having a moment. So I wrote a poem. Summer Has Gone Summer has gone And with it  The buoyancy, The sunlight, And the freedom From lack … Continue reading An Introspective Afternoon

Writing Update

It's been a while since I wrote about writing. This year we've been a bit inundated with COVID type stuff, and sometimes I let off steam by using my blog as my soapbox. But I've still been writing regularly. For a little while it was a bit harder than usual. I think COVID fatigue may … Continue reading Writing Update

Feeling Just a Tad Cynical

We're about to vote in a by-election. Our sitting local member resigned (thankfully) over a rather sordid issue. For many years, our electorate was a very safe seat for one party. During the last state electoral cycle, it became much more marginal - a two percent margin after a 9.5% swing against the sitting member. … Continue reading Feeling Just a Tad Cynical

The Challenges of 2021

Every second word last year seemed to be 'unprecedented.' When 2020 ended, there were many memes, comments, and hopes that 2021 would be better, and that the issues of the pandemic would be over. I remember at the time, thinking that those hopes would be proved to be futile, because the simple change of date … Continue reading The Challenges of 2021

Catastrophe

At the end of 2019, much of eastern Australia had been in drought for three years. Then a huge portion of it burned down. It was a fire season of epic proportions, with huge swathes of land completely burnt out. Smoke blanketed huge portions of NSW and Victoria, and some days, all you saw or … Continue reading Catastrophe

Culture Comes From The Top

It's been a tumultuous few weeks (again) in Australian politics. After a young woman named Brittany Higgins saw Grace Tame, a survivor of sexual abuse, standing beside the PM, accepting her Australian of the Year Award, she decided to come forward and pursue allegations of sexual assault that she alleges occurred in Parliament House, when … Continue reading Culture Comes From The Top

Entitled, Much?

Yesterday we heard on the news, that the NRL (National Rugby League) boss wants to petition the Australian Government to prioritise footballers ahead of some other Australians for the COVID-19 vaccine. On the Australian Government Health website, there is a public list of how the government is prioritising people ahead of the roll out, which … Continue reading Entitled, Much?

A Little Bit More On The Tennis – or Suck It Up Princess

My last blog post was about the hypocrisy of sport and politics. I talked about the Australian Open Tennis Tournament in particular. So, an update. As the players and their support people have flown into Australia on chartered flights, several flights have had people test positive for COVID-19. Now, just to recap. The #AusOpen is … Continue reading A Little Bit More On The Tennis – or Suck It Up Princess

Politicians, Sport, and Hypocrisy

I have always enjoyed playing sport. I swam, (competitively into my teens), played netball, hockey, basketball, volleyball, underwater hockey (yes, it's a thing), and water polo. My husband played rugby union, AFL, and did athletics. Our kids swam, and played a variety of team sports. But since COVID-19 came to town, there has been one … Continue reading Politicians, Sport, and Hypocrisy