When an orange clown decides that rich stupid people should be allowed to hunt wild animals for fun, hack bits of them off and use them as trophies it makes me cross: When that same “ass hat” orange clown then tweets that he might change an existing law to allow this banned activity to happen […]
I have this image in my head – last day of Dalek highschool, a bunch of Daleks more and more excitedly rattling off “Matriculate! Matriculate!”: Yesterday another cohort of seniors left school to join the journey to the next phase of their life. I am blessed to have taught some of them. For a teacher […]
For what seems like an age, Australia has been torn apart by a divisive postal survey that the incumbent government decided was the best way to determine what the right thing to do was: Ignoring world trends, common decency and justice, we “voted” on whether 2 people who love each other should be allowed to […]
The poppy has become a symbol of remembrance, reverence and honour: A humble flower capable of thriving in the harshest of conditions, flourishing under duress with a beautiful, if short-lived ephemeral flower. Something existential to learn here for all of us.
Australia does not really have a tradition of Halloween, it seems to me a cultural import that encourages the worst sort of excesses – a point I tried to explain to a small halloweenie dressed as a fairy who came knocking on my door on this day a few years back: It did not go […]
People process loss in different ways. 10 years ago a friend lost her fight with cancer and I am still saddened by the loss of such a bright and affirming soul: While I could not bring myself to attend a memorial mass, none the less I still feel the loss. I chose to find solace […]
For some reason the republic of Australia still has ties to a monarchy that is completely irrelevant to us but somehow, ultimately, still controls aspects of our government: I decided to celebrate the public holiday (yay, I accept the holiday, just reject the reason) by folding a crown.
First day of the new month, one superstition seems to be to say “White Rabbits” as the first thing you say that day – not sure why: This is Fernando Castellanos’ rabbit, taken from DOT2, and it seems, designed to be folded on a MUCH larger sheet of paper than this.
For purists, today marks the Spring Solstice, the “official” first day of spring (as per lunar cycles). As a member of OUSA, I was asked to participate in the “Annual Gift”, which consists of contributing a fold to be used as a Xmas tree decoration at The American Museum of Natural History. Apparently this has […]