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Such a rebel

Melbourne spring rebellion 2019 When I was in Grade 4 my class did a project on the suffragettes. At first, my friends and I were not impressed. ‘What even are the suffragettes?’ we said. Half an hour later we loved the suffragettes! We couldn’t believe women weren’t allowed to vote. We thought the hunger-strikes were… Read Post »

Compliment requests

All social media posts can be viewed as a gambit for attention and validation, but some are more explicit than others. Sometimes, when people are feeling low they ask their social media friends or followers for some kind words to get them through. I think this can be a very nice thing, but I don’t… Read Post »

Jam and outrage in East Melbourne

The National Library of Australia hosts a very popular database of digitised Australian newspapers in Trove. Articles have been transcribed electronically, allowing users to search the text. I’ve spent many hours on Trove researching my house, family and local community. I often start by trying to answer one question, then find something else that interests… Read Post »

Me

A lot of people think they know me. I have more than a hundred Facebook friends, and I suspect at least a handful haven’t muted me. But do YOU really know me? Take this quiz to find out. (The questions are in the third person, which is weird. But I tried it in first person,… Read Post »

What should we do about the children?

I think we can all agree that today’s children are the worst ever. Equally, we all know this is the fault of the parents. However, do not despair! There are some simple steps parents can take to lessen the likelihood of their children becoming terrible adults who ruin human civilization. Pass-the-parcel These days, every layer… Read Post »

Neighbours and the Climate Emergency

If the world stays on its current trajectory for warming, analysts predict that by century’s end, our planet will not support human civilization as we know it. There is a significant risk of societal breakdown by 2050. But what would this mean for the Australian drama Neighbours? The effects of global warming include rising temperatures, severe weather events… Read Post »

Digital detox

A lot of people are practising digital detoxing. This usually consists of logging off social media or eschewing all screens for a specified time period (definitely less than a year). There are many proven benefits to a digital detox including increased concentration, lowered stress hormones and a keener sense of smell. However, for some people,… Read Post »

If You Need Annual Report 2018-19

If You Need sells high quality bags made from real netball bibs. Like a true Wing Defence we are here if you need. 2018-19 was a year of growth for If You Need, with the number of netball bib bags dispatched increasing four-fold on the previous financial year. These figures were significantly below the target… Read Post »

Realistic Rural Romance

I sometimes listen to Rural Romance (RuRo) novels on audiobook and enjoy them tremendously. You might assume that I relate to these books because I grew up in the country, however, I experienced no romance at all while living rurally. Because of this, I have created a new genre called Realistic Rural Romance (ReRuRo). It… Read Post »

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