Lest We Forget — Anzac Day 2013

Anzac Day today of course, and there’s much to be said for the value of remembrance, and the meanings we draw from the day. I think there’s much to be said for who’s losing that meaning now, and why. Is Anzac Day becoming too much of a nationalistic celebration now? I was talking online with ...

Don’t cut my taxes!

In a society and a system where everything gets bigger — where prices go up, wages go up, consumption goes up, the economy goes up, why is it that the only thing we’ve decided should always go down is taxes? And just who do we think we are benefiting from this short-sightedness anyway? Here’s a ...

The paranoia of combatting terrorism

We see the surviving suspect of the Boston bombings about to be charged in the US, and this is good and proper and how it should be. But as has also been seen, this is not enough for some people. Some people scream “enemy combatant” and want everything changed, either because they are too authoritarian ...

Glad to be back home…

After a really good run home, we’re back in Coonabarabran. Nothing serious to report, just glad to be here! Back at work tomorrow, but that should be pretty easy. Got to write-up a few things here in the next couple of days, including my thoughts on the new movie “Oblivion”, the state of educational funding ...

Lego Brickshow 2013

Lego Brickshow 2013, a set on Flickr. We had a great time today at the Lego Brickshow — and unsurprisingly took a lot of pics! So many ideas and so much inspiration… Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Veronica Mars — watch and rewatch

Also started watching season two of Veronica Mars again. With all the talk about the upcoming movie from the successful Kickstarter project (yes, I did contribute!) I thought it might be good to go back and watch the show. Starting with season 2, since I haven’t completely watched it, but it’s been so long since ...

Leverage finale — the con to end the con

Finally got up to watching the last episode of Leverage season 5, also the last episode overall, the series finale. I’ve been a big fan of the show since it began (despite its lack of easy Australian airdates), and I’m the only person I know who’s ever been into it, so it seems like an ...

The perils of being devoted to teaching

I’m not even there yet, though I believe I am heading in that direction, but always I see online teachers I know and respect (from Yammer/Twitter land) and get both their excitement for the profession but also their frustration and concern. I see how hard and how long most of them work, how they’re marking ...

Limping to the finish line…

Only a few days left of the term and I feel like I can hardly make it. The hours I’m keeping aren’t helping, so I’m tired as anything… but the energy level and enthusiasm is hardly there either. There’s just too much not happening, too many things not happening how I’d like them, and too ...

Big Four Corners special

Big Four Corners special
On organ donation in general, but specifically on kidney transplants and on Mark Colvin’s very recent kidney transplant. Such an important and worthy issue, obviously one I’m very involved with! Organ transplants change live, and organ donation drives that — whether as a post-mortem donation, or a live donor situation. We really should have an ...
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