Two days ago I was reasonably comfortable that the Australian Government was trying pretty hard to do the right thing. Now I just don't know anymore. So many mixed messages and a PM who has almost no patience to answer questions. You can see it in his face. He's irritated almost at the thought of … Continue reading ScoMo the Super Confuser
My one hundredth post slipped by unmarked in the rush of new circumstances surrounding me. This is one hundred and two. Yay, me! Tonight, I received Issue #89 of The Red Hand Files from Nick Cave. The question he answered was "What do we do now?" from a gentleman in London. His answer was long … Continue reading Chasing Rainbows?
I am the first to admit that I am biased in my views. I am definitely well left of centre, politically. And my obsession with Climate Change means that the current Australian Government has pained me significantly almost daily since the last election. A sense of hopelessness poisoned my summer as I watched all my … Continue reading Trying to be fair
Today I got an email from Chat10, Looks3 - my favourite podcast with Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales. They can't hold their "Live In Brisbane" show because of COVID19 so they're doing a "live on Facebook" broadcast. I have no idea what that looks like but I guess I won't find out because I am … Continue reading The Division Machine
I have been in bed for a good forty minutes with my eyes shut but never even close to sleep. Today we withdrew our kids from school. We are going into lock-down. I spent the evening preparing worksheets for the kids to do tomorrow. Cycling around in my head are the following: The maths questions … Continue reading Feeling Small
On the ABC I read today that when Dr Brendan Murphy was asked if Australia was likely to employ lockdown measures such as those being used in Europe, his response was: "It is potential that could be the case, but that may be focal." Poor Dr Murphy! To say a sentence like that and then … Continue reading “It is potential that could be the case, but that may be focal”
It feels a little like journalists have so much to say that they don't have time to edit anything. At this time, when everybody is hungry for updates on WTF is going on, the newsfeed pours out into the intertubes like so much sewerage down a sewer pipe. Some sentences don't even make sense. I … Continue reading The COVID Curtain