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One of the lessons I have learnt over the years is to stop expecting – it saves a lot of heartache. You know the typical scenario – you expect something to happen, or someone to do something, and things don’t turn out even remotely as you were hoping. The resultant disappointment leads to all sorts […]

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. e.e. cummings, 1955 Time stands still for no one. It keeps marching forwards and we are forced along […]

Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium, Beryllium and Boron… I found myself singing the elements of the periodic table. In a flash it all came back to me: learning the periodic table at school, studying chemistry, completing a science degree majoring in chemistry, teaching chemistry and science. I thought this stuff was lost forever. After all, when in […]

Inside every adult, there is a child crying, “Let me out.” Lucia Capacchione in Recovery of Your Inner Child I am online every day and if I’m not I feel lost. Recently I have become aware that my online behaviour has changed significantly. My primary reasons for connecting to the internet are either to search […]

The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust You”ll never guess what; it is raining again. On this cold wet Friday evening I feel blessed to be warm and dry. I am so grateful for the protection of my beautiful home. The sound of […]

As I woke to the news blaring from my alarm clock radio this morning an item caught my attention. In my sleepy state I couldn’t remember the specific details but I was aware of the ramifications of what I had heard because this is something that has come up a number of times in various […]

Today began with an air of excitement and trepidation. Despite all the planning I felt disorganised. Being unwell didn’t help the situation. I had to make decisions and take action because time was marching by. I kept thinking of a mantra my husband, Lynsey, often recites: I’m efficient and effective and I get things done. […]

We spend far too much time and energy contemplating our inadequacies. We forget that we are all perfect in our imperfection. Kate Dillon As I was waiting for the lights to change at a pedestrian crossing on the corner of Cuba and Vivian Streets I looked up. This is such an interesting, and alternative, part […]

I attended my first ever BarCamp today and there wasn’t a drop of alcohol in sight. As I headed towards Queens Wharf early this morning I was uncertain about what this was all about. After a week of some pretty intense learning in my new job about the technicalities of deploying broadband this should have […]

I have been quiet in my blog now for far too long. This has not been intentional and I apologise to my regular readers. Lots has been happening in all aspects of my life and I have struggled to keep up with everything that I want to be doing as the things I have to […]

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