Stepping back..

It is time. To step back. To unplug. To unwind. To detox. From this toxic data mining, spying, tracking, monitoring, censoring space. I wrote about this a few years ago in a post called “Privacy Matters“. Why? Some great TED talks linked there to get you started on this eye-opening and mind blowing journey… Now…

Complaint of bias, disrespect and inaccuracy to ABC (Australian public broadcaster)

My complaint submitted to ABC about the article: “How coronavirus ‘changes the game’ for the anti-vaccination movement” BY ARIEL BOGLE, MICHAEL WORKMAN AND STEPHEN HUTCHEON, posted on abc.net.au on SUN 31 May 2020 From the ridiculous, inaccurate and overly dramatic opening line: “as humanity waits impatiently for a vaccine”… one can tell instantly this is…

Journalism and TRUTH the first casualty…

To the New York Times, if anybody is still manning the ship… I am so disappointed at the biased and inaccurate reporting I am seeing from the NYT these days! Coronavirus coverage has lacked any attempts at digging deeper – investigative journalism appears to have been the first casualty in this faux war! I don’t…

World on its head!!

When leaders don’t lead but follow instructions from “experts”– whose technical backgrounds do not enable them to count the human cost… … When “experts” no longer stick to their field of expertise – IT geek turns health adviser to the nations… … When financial “aid” is carefully designed instead to rob and enslave… on every…

One train may hide another…

“There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.” – Alfred Korzybski The virus is not all we have to fear in this time – although I do not want to add to the already insane levels of fear-mongering in the media…

“doomsday prepping”

Wasabi*!!! It has been a somewhat anxiety-inducing few months, hasn’t it? In Australia especially – we have gone from unprecedented bush fires, to extreme storms and floods – and now this: Coronavirus. Coming soon to a city near you! Well, it’s in Sydney now but hopefully not about in the community as such – yet……

loaded words

Declutter Sanitise Homogenise Conform Obey Streamline Plan Develop Manage Educate Socialise Stand in line Keep inside the lines Shorten Neutralise Pastel Vanilla Monoculture Naturalise Good citizen March Parade Order Herd Be quiet Don’t argue Look away Wave the flag (written 2019)

just a woman…

(warning: yes, this post is -intentionally- inflammatory, shocking, in-your-face…as is the world, encountered by most women…if you are easily offended, read it anyway!) Just a woman What can we do with you? Just a woman Look at that pretty face Just a woman Now just keep quiet darling Just a woman Don’t have opinions babe…

Privacy matters

You don’t need to worry about internet privacy and security if you are not doing anything “wrong”, right? Err, wrong. So wrong. This is everyone’s concern, and we should all take the time to rexamine our internet / smartphone/ social media practices and platforms. Recently I was prompted to look into Internet security, and electronic…

silence please…

   can we have a minute of silence for the thousands of drowned refugees – yes, all of them – not just the toddler whose body washed up on a beach and captured the attention of many… for a few days… also, a minute of silence for all of those thousands who will continue to make the crossing,…

Dulce et decorum est…

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to…

Less than

If you’re black, you’re less than me. If you’re a woman, you’re less than me. If you’re gay, you’re less than me. If you’re fat, you’re less than me. If you’re poor, you’re less than me. If you’re not from here, you’re less than me. If you don’t speak English, you’re less than me. If…

Simplify, Steward, Serve…

It’s a new year (already 6 weeks in!) and once again I am reminding myself of my basic ‘mantra’ for sustainability… When we talk about sustainability, it’s not just about ‘the environment’ – it’s about people too. We are inseparable and totally dependent on the natural world. But more than that, without social justice and…

less talk!

…ever tried to have a conversation with closed minded people- who ironically believe THEY are the ones thinking, the ones who have it ‘right’? don’t bother- can’t get a sentence in before their self-righteous over-reaction clouds all polite conversation… If this is what you call conversation, you can keep it! maybe talking is the issue-…