An amusing turn of events

The middle day of a long weekend is supposed to be one where you don’t get much done, but I feel as if I made some use of it… So much Twitter conversation today, which does feel productive most of the time. I made a small reply to US author Joe Hill about US gun ...

Being thankful on Australia Day 2

Being thankful on Australia Day
There’s a lot of talk about whether you should be proud of Australia on Australia Day, whether you’re bad if you don’t, whether your patriotism is blind, over the top, not good enough. I’ll say right out that I’m glad to be Australian, live in Australian, have my family grow up in Australia. Not for ...

Congratulations to Ita Buttrose — Australian of the Year

Cold Chisel said it 30 years ago: Ita Buttrose has done some excellent work for Alzheimer’s and related charities, and this is what the award mostly represents. But she’s also a media trailblazer, and that did make a difference. Generally, I prefer previously anonymous stars to win this, so the award gives them the publicity ...

Australia Eve

Which is what my son called it today. Which is kind of funny, but given that it is the night before Australia Day of course, I’m not surprised he picked up on that. I’m fairly conflicted about Australia Day. I’m not entirely against it, and do appreciate a national day, but I despise the bogan ...

On (my) writing

Is it a time-management problem? Or a motivation problem? Most of the time I think it’s very hard to say. I have not been writing as much recently as I would ideally like. Coming off the year I had last year, that’s probably not particularly surprising. There was way too much going on at every ...

Banksy’s open letter

Banksy's open letter
His commentary on advertising and the intrusive place it occupies in the world is smart on many, many levels, including the fact that at the same time it is an excellent advertisement itself for Banksy! Apparently heavily borrows from a few other essays as well, but the message is sound:   Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Finishing things to start new things

Finished a TAFE assignment today that was a long time coming. I’d had an extension on it as well (which I was grateful for) but it had been bugging me for weeks. There seemed to be such a disproportionate amount of work in the last two unit s as well, for some reason. Drove me ...

Like the weather hasn’t been weird enough…

After all the hot weather, then the fires, today and tonight there have been loads of storms. All over the state really, but it poured rain at about 6.30pm, then about 10 the lightning hit, and more rain. Honestly, it’s a lot of rain so it should ease things, but it’s a lot of lightning ...

Back home tonight

Spent too much of the day at the hospital with Will — he’s fine, just regular check ups and medication pickups that took too long — then six hours driving back home. Home, glad to be, too tired for much else! -31.274704149.281314Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Gangster Squad — old school adventure

Gangster Squad -- old school adventure
Went out to see Gangster Squad tonight. I’d thought the name was kind of off putting beforehand, but it suits the movie well. It’s a 1940s gangster movie, with some basis in reality (but loads of fiction as well) that is quite entertaining, but also very deliberately old fashioned. I’m finding a lot of post ...
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