Monthly Archives: April 2011

Art

I went to Swancon this easter weekend. I had a good time, and the level of drama and anxiety bundled with the con-going experience was lower than ever before. I’m going to attribute that to only going to one panel, … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding; Dear Media

The ‘Royal Wedding’ is driving me nuts. Absolutely uncritical coverage is the default. Loath as I am to link to The Australian, check their ‘William and Kate: The royal wedding‘ special section. The Union Jack density is amazing. You’d think … Continue reading

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Gardening success

A few weeks ago I bought a dragonfruit. They’re a large, spiky red fruit that comes from the Pitaya cactus. When you cut it open you find white flesh dotted with innumerable small black seeds. The flesh is very tasty. Out of … Continue reading

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Pokies: a smug West Australian view

Whenever the debate on poker machine regulation comes up, I’m reminded of a couple from Brisbane I met on the train. I was doing my usual headphones-in, ignore-everybody routine, but they tapped me on the shoulder and then asked me … Continue reading

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Playing about, learning, enjoying life

Things have been pretty good. Busy but good! I’ve made a lot of progress on a couple of spare time projects. I’ve done quite a lot of gardening, and now have many new seedlings. I have far more Pitaya (dragonfruit) seedlings … Continue reading

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