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

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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

Cover Reveal…

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

Back After a Computer ‘Moment’

You know that moment that you dread? The one when you're happily using your laptop, and without warning, the screen goes completely black? That happened several weeks ago. So, after googling (on my phone) a variety of fixes, none of which worked, it was necessary to call (an actual voice call!) for help. An hour … Continue reading Back After a Computer ‘Moment’

There Are

There are times When evidence is not enough For some who think  They know And are  More than those Whose lives Have been devoted  To humanity’s survival  There are those Whose eyes do not Peer through scopes But see Online More truth From memes Or YouTube Than evidence in journals There are problems When the … Continue reading There Are