Archive for: Things We Should Talk About at the Dinner Table

Nov 6th, 2008

Prop 8

Yesterday the Californian people voted for change when 61% of them gave their votes to Obama. But they also voted against change when they passed Proposition 8. It seems 52% of Californian voters could not find it in their hearts to say no to a constitutional amendment that would say to some of their fellow […]

Nov 5th, 2008

I always miss historic moments

But not today. This afternoon I came home with the kids after spending pretty much the entire day at the school doing canteen duty, helping out with refreshments for the Kindy orientation and giving my intro to the P&C speech for the second time. I opened up my laptop and was greeted with the news […]

Oct 16th, 2008

This will be a photo free post*

Adam finally went to the doctor to have his ingrown toenail dealt with this afternoon. The beginning of this story is probably about 10 months ago when his occasionally troublesome toe began to be a frequently troublesome toe that never quite got back to normal. I suggested he go to the doctor. The toe remained […]

Sep 28th, 2008


I have not weighed myself for nearly 2 months. I’ve been eating what I wanted, when I wanted. I’ve been walking the dog but not doing much else by way of exercise. I haven’t been thinking about food all the time. Last night I was out with friends having an awesome meal at Chinta Ria, […]

Aug 7th, 2008

Well, there’s nothing wrong with that

I had a long conversation with my daughter recently which was sparked off by a couple of things that had come up at school. It started with her recounting a conversation that took place when the word “gay” was used an insult by one one of the boys to one of Caitlin’s friends, the friend […]

Jul 29th, 2008

More on the Hillsong thing

Further info on the Hillsong run “personal development course” – another article in the SMH, Hillsong accused of closet zealotry. What on earth possessed anyone to think that letting a religious group run a class for the kids who have explicitly opted out of any religious studies was a good idea? “The teacher’s federation representative […]