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

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