Coonabarabran Show 2013

 Alex checks out the bird life at the show… The whole family went out to the Coona Show today… and while it was hot and a little bit crazy, it was all good fun, and the boys had a good time, which is the main thing. There’s animals, rides, food, exhibitions of art and craft ...

Winners and losers

This whole drugs in sport thing just got a little more nuts, with the Cronulla Sharks suspending their coach and sacking four officials, two days before their first game. No idea if player suspensions will follow, but it seems likely. I didn’t make the Google Teacher Academy cut at all, and neither did most people ...

NRL season kick off

For the first time ever that I can think of, the new season started on a Thursday night, and I decided to tune in. Souths vs Roosters, big return of Sonny Bill Williams, big things expected from Souths star line-up. And well, Souths certainly delivered! 28-10, big result, easy victory for Souths. Roosters pretty disappointing, ...

Community minded

Did a number of community minded things today: went to a seminar on helping children recover from trauma after bushfires and other trauma. Seems a necessary thing, good advice to hear. I went to our sons’ parent/teacher night and learned a lot, and I’m glad to say, taught them a lot two. Hopefully doing some ...

Batman and political bickering

A silly day of news, with UK police having someone brought in by Batman, followed by worldwide media obsession until the guy was unmasked by the end of the day. Imagine how Bruce Wayne would have fared with that attention? And really, showing how easy it is to provoke media obsession should probably get this ...

#QandA and political theatre

So another Monday night and another Q & A torrent of chatter on Twitter. I have watched it from time to time but usually I just don’t both — it’s televised political theatre, it’s the Crossfire debacle that Jon Stewart complained about years ago, the competition where everyone yells the loudest, even on Twitter. But ...

Just because…

Lachie looked like he was having so much fun doing this, just because he felt like it! This is why we have camera phones, you know? Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Lachie’s weekend

Much rain this weekend, but Lachie took it in his stride: I didn’t want to stop him from doing anything, but I had to convince him that I wasn’t going to jump in as well…! Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Len Deighton’s Bomber, the first book ever written on a word processor. – Slate Magazine 1

Fascinating look at author Len Deighton and his 1970 novel “Bomber” that was likely the first ever novel written with a word processor. via Diigo Read the article Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

iPad baby!

Ben sees the rest of his family on iPads constantly, so it’s not surprising he’s intrigued as well… and, even a 1-year-old can work it out: Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...
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