I’ve always been a fan of big goals. Every day, I have a bristling to-do list, and I manage to cross off some things. I almost never complete all of the things on my list. I keep a list of goals for the day, the week, even goals for the year. I’m quite optimistic by … Continue reading In Praise of Big Goals (or NaNoWriMo)
This article originally appeared in the Esperance Tide, our local magazine. Spring has sprung! Here in Esperance, that means that long, lazy days of lying on the beach are just around the corner. You can sip on a Chardonnay, watch your friends fall off their surfboards, and only get up to reapply the kids’ sunscreen … Continue reading Springtime Gardening
It starts before I even get up. Earlier these days, as the days get longer. Damn, I really must remember to buy thicker curtains for the kids’ rooms. Sometimes they don’t even really want much. They’re pretty content, they just want to check if I’m awake. Yes, I am awake. You just woke me up, … Continue reading The Night Hours
I sat down this morning to write an angry blog post about politics. It’s been the week from hell on the Australian political scene. Scott Morrison has won this round of musical chairs, and he’s the current serving PM. He’s also a Pentecostal Christian. I was all fired up this morning to write about how … Continue reading Wrecking Ball Politics
This is what I’ve done today instead of writing: I’ve swept the floor, done two loads of washing, put away approximately 57348 things. I’ve done an exercise DVD, gone for a run, scrolled aimlessly on Facebook, eaten more than I should have. I’ve done two lots of dishes. There are still more on the sink. … Continue reading Why Write?
If you could go back in time and kill Hitler, would you do it? This is a question that I looked at recently while teaching a unit on legal and ethical issues. The point was to illustrate that sometimes people may disagree on what is ethically the right thing to do. Of course, the more … Continue reading How much does leadership matter in a democracy? And if you had the chance, would you go back and kill Hitler?
This is a tongue-firmly-in-cheek article that I did recently for the Esperance Tide, our lovely local magazine. If you want to read the whole edition, it's available online. You may have heard the word ‘foodie’ being used a lot lately. What is a foodie? Well, I’m so glad you asked. The dictionary may tell you … Continue reading How to be a Foodie