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?
Here in Australia, 2016 saw the longest election campaign in history except for one. In 1954, Robert Menzies had a campaign that lasted ninety four days between calling the election and the actual election. Our elections are governed by some rather complex arrangements, but generally, an election occurs each three to four years into the … Continue reading Elections and Other Stuff
On July 29th, my Dad turned 80. Yesterday we had an 80th Birthday Party, full of food, drink and lots of chatting. I've been thinking quite a lot about Dad over the last week, remembering all kinds of things. The cackling laugh that used to scare the living daylights out of us during tense moments … Continue reading Happy Birthday Dad