Keep It Simple

Keep It Simple

Winter is coming in the southern hemisphere. In fact, it has arrived early in some parts with record cold, rain and even snow in May.  It will come as a surprise to experts, bureaucrats, and politicians (but not regular readers here) that in winter there are an...
The Lost And Found

The Lost And Found

Let’s start by rewinding about a year. Lockdowns were imposed as temporary measures to “flatten the curve”.  This was to enable health systems to cope with cases as they arose – not to end up with no cases. Australia had such remarkable success in its quest that the...
Good News – Take Two!

Good News – Take Two!

Last month I wrote about good news not getting much airplay. The other issue which gets lost in media hype and political hyperbole is perspective. In 2017 there were 56 million deaths around the world. That number may have been slightly different in 2020 but would be...
Ongoing Interesting Times

Ongoing Interesting Times

The old Chinese saying about living in interesting times continues to be apt in 2021. At time of writing different countries and even states or regions within countries have different approaches to Covid 19. There are currently eight vaccines at variable stages of...
Try Not To Doubt Yourself

Try Not To Doubt Yourself

As a step parent, doubting yourself and feeling sick either just before your stepchildren come over or just after they leave is not uncommon. Most people are driven from a place of goodness and ideals. But such dreams and situations are sometimes shattered by...
The Public Has Spoken On Vaping Laws

The Public Has Spoken On Vaping Laws

In this modern age, petitions which legally require people to sign a piece of paper seem archaic. They are also difficult to organise. Yet on November 26, I was proud to hand over to Aaron Stonehouse MLC a petition to the West Australian parliament calling for the...