Jedda's "Golden Glow" dims

Jedda, my 9 year old Australian Terrier, today lost her "Golden Glow".   That was her kennel name when we got her.  Born on ANZAC day, she was as tough as they come, but it appears that liver cancer is tougher.  Jedda was vivacious, anarchic,… more »

Ideology Fuels the Digital Divide

I live in the bush.  Not out back of beyond, or beyond the black stump. I'm 20km from the nearest town, on a highway, and within 2km of the local telephone exchange.  Yet I'm in an internet backwater.  All because of ideology.  Let me explain. Australia… more »

Farewell Old Friend

Today is March 17, the day for the wearing of the green.  But today I'm in a more sombre mood as I've just had to say goodbye to a mate of almost 17 years.  He died today in the arms of my wife, after a melanoma in the mouth finally took away his… more »

In memory of Eileen Mary Donnison (nee Cain)

Today, the day before Mother's Day, my mother died.  It was fitting in some ways, she hated Mother's Day as she thought you shouldn't need a special day to remember your mother - that should be every day. My mother was born Eileen Mary Cain in the peri… more »

Anatomy of a Failure: CFA Website

  As a result of disasterous fires in our state in 2009 known as Black Saturday there was a Royal Commission into the fires, the management of them and the deaths that occurred as a result.  Coming out of this was a set of recommendations and changes… more »

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