Nerdy Bits

In which I try to enlarge my brain

Look Back on: GENOCIDE IN RWANDA (Again)

I know I’ve been a bit quiet (lazy) on the brain progress front lately but I have been very busy exercising my painting muscles and perfecting the art of undercoating weatherboards. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking (crikey speaking of thinking, wrap your brain around that double negative). House painting lends itself to thinking. This week, I am thinking about Rwanda. It is 20 years this week since […]

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KNIGHTS, DAMES AND WOODEN BOATS

Everyone’s on about the announcement by our esteemed Prime Minister that his office will be resurrecting the honouring of pre-eminient Australians as Knights (sirs) and Dames. These awards were abolished almost 30 years ago by the Hawke Government and have sent cries of ‘out-dated, republican, archaic and arcane’ across all platforms of media – traditional and social. I am possibly going to make myself terribly unpopular but I can’t help […]

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MH 370

So a big jet plane carrying 239 vanishes without a trace. 12 days later, nothing but vague reports, rumour and speculation. Just now I hear that satellites have spotted what may be related debris in the Southern Indian Ocean. Of course people are going to speculate and theorise. Of course the media are going to grab every little lead and run with it for the sake of their front page […]

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Brush Up On: POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES

With things in the world of politics getting all spinny and frankly nasty lately I’m thinking about getting a bit revolutionary and pursuing a new political ideal. I could get clamorous with the collective disgruntled and March in March but what alternative will I be calling for? Labor? Pfft, surely I can get a little more stirring than that. I feel like getting my epiphany on, writing disruptive pamphlets and […]

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Catch up on: 2014 EVENTS (SERIOUSLY)

Ok, no nonsense, all the kids are at school getting brainier by the day and I supposedly have more time on my hands so it’s time to get serious about brain progress. No holiday nonsense, no excuses, no more gossip magazine style intercourse (OMG look at Jennifer Hawkin’s face and what the bejesus is Sam Worthington thinking etc), no silly segues (segue is a funny word). Just on with the […]

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Catch Up On: THE GONSKI THING

With all this Gonski backflip talk you could be forgiven for thinking the Russian gymnastics team were touring Australia. I know it’s about Education funding and Abbott and his Education minister Christopher Pyne dishonouring school resource promises then honouring them again after public back lashery smarted more than they anticipated, but that’s about it. I should know more. I have 2 school age children and one nearly – I should […]

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Brush Up On: WIND

Anyone who knows me well will think I am writing a post about farts (I never tire of the humour in them, just the word sends me into fits). But I’m not. I mean wind wind, weather wind. Not funny wind. And lately not funny at all. On November 7, the eye of super- storm Typhoon Haiyan hit land at Guiuan in the Philippines, thrusting its estimated 315 km/hr winds […]

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Pondering On: SAVING THE PLANET

I want to get all hullabaloo about the environment. Again. It’s a chestnut that won’t be going away anytime soon. Actually that’s not true; our environment – chestnuts and all – will be gone sooner than we think unless we stop planting our heads in the (increasingly grimy) sand and thinking that we can keep on worrying about wrinkles, supporting disposable culture (me) and drooling over 1D (my daughter) while […]

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Brush Up On: FILM MAKING

So while things have been a bit quiet on the Megoracle front, it’s been pretty noisy in Meg’s world. On Sunday I finished filming my short film, “Hormones, The Musical” and for the first time in a bit I feel like I can breathe. But given that I’ve been living and breathing this film for the last couple of months, I thought maybe I could give you some first hand insight […]

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