Suckers for punishment

Another Monday, another episode of Q&A where the Twitterverse had a collective freakout. I rarely watch it, for so many reasons, but you get a great idea of what is happening just by watching the Twitter feed anyway. Tonight seemed much worse than usual… I think my friends are getting sick of the show finally! ...

Last day off…

I’m back at school tomorrow, which I’ve virtually had two weeks off from… excepting three very quiet days there of course. At least it will be a quiet start, with two staff development days before any students return! Right now, I’m wavering between deeply optimistic and excited, and angry, annoyed and deeply sarcastic, depending on ...

Begin the party… Happy birthday Will! — from instagram

Begin the party… Happy birthday Will!. A great afternoon, with enough guests for fun, but not too many that it became difficult. Lots more Lego, some fun outside, and so much food… (that we still have left!) (Bilden är tagen med Instagram. Se fler!) Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Iron Man 3 review

Went over to Tamworth today with Sallie and the two older boys to check out Iron Man 3 (and a few other things we could fit in). It’s the first Iron Man I’ve actually seen at the movies (well, not counting The Avengers of course) and none of us were disappointed! It’s just really great ...

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 ...

Happy Birthday Will!

Happy Birthday Will!
Wish my birthday was always in the holidays! Happy 9th birthday Will! Our oldest son and the bravest boy I know 🙂 He’s dealt with a lot in the last year, but he’s doing so well now, and he deserves all the happiness he can get! Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

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...
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