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

Aug 12th, 2010

Quick hit: Church billboards make me sad.

I drove Caitlin to her ballet class this afternoon, on the way we pass one of the local churches and, as I find myself involuntarily doing every time, I read its notice board. Now, the things written on this notice board are often inane and sometimes illogical* but this one strikes me as being actually […]

Aug 5th, 2010

Asking for help

This morning I went with my Mum to see the counsellor that she’d seen a few times when things had got a bit too much after she and my Dad parted company. We made the appointment a couple of months ago at a point when I was feeling very concerned about David, worried about my […]

Jun 24th, 2010

Julia Gillard, Prime Minister

I really hope the timing of this doesn’t prove to be a mistake. But aside from that… Wow, how awesome is this? We have our first female Prime Minister. Congratulations Julia, now, don’t stuff it up.

May 13th, 2010

Linkfest No. 17

Stuff I thought was worth sharing… Karen Healey, at Attention Rebellious Jezebels, reviews books “in dialogue style in a spoilerific manner that often renders in-depth, wonderful works nonsensical” and is also highly amusing. Charlotte of Charlotte’s Library asks Where are the Good Mothers in Middle Grade Science Fiction and Fantasy? Ladysquires at Shitty First Drafts […]

May 10th, 2010

A few words from an Ethics trial class student

My niece attends one of the schools involved in the Ethics classes trial. Yesterday her mum posted a photo on Facebook of an article appearing in their local Village Voice newspaper in which Annika is quoted on the subject of the ethics classes. Click to embiggen “I think the ethics classes are really fun,” Leichhardt […]

May 6th, 2010

Thursday is Scripture day at school

This afternoon Tom came home with a 1964 pre-metric Australian penny that he’d been given by his Scripture teacher for remembering the weekly Bible verse. I asked what the verse was and he quoted – Peter said “You are the messiah, son of the living God.” I asked if he thought that what the Bible […]