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?
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?
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
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
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
It seems that this year I've written continuously about the pandemic. Well, when I've had the urge to blog that is. But here I am again. As many of my followers know, I work as a physiotherapist, and I also write books - science fiction and fantasy. (Shameless plug: you can check them out and … Continue reading Perplexed
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
On the 30th of March 2021, I had my first COVID vaccine. It was the Astra Zeneca. My next one is scheduled for the 23rd of June. I was actually incredibly excited. As someone who works in health, it felt like a turning point in the pandemic here in Australia. Since then there have been … Continue reading Just Get On With It
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
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