Boy oh boy. I'm in one of those moods where I'm all fired up about something! In this instance, I'm all fired up after listening to an episode of the New York Times' 'The Daily with Michael Barbaro'. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy this particular podcast and it's definitely in the mix of the … Continue reading Vaccine hesitancy among rural white evangelical (United States)
Sometimes I feel like my life is one slowly unfolding tragedy... that I’m only ever a few steps away from some awful failure.-- Sent from a Smartphone
This post is about me, the author of this blog. I've lived with mental illness most (all?) of my life. For me, the primary illness has been depression, but in recent years anxiety has taken centre-stage. At time of writing this, I'm 41 years old and I live with my wife and our two beautiful … Continue reading Tears of regret and the search for better future
This is the second piece in my series of occasional posts with the theme of 'TIL', an acronym for 'Today I Learned' Hey Folks! I'm a big fan of YouTube. In fact, out of all the possible streaming providers out there right now (Netflix, etc), YouTube Premium is the only one my family and I … Continue reading TIL – Reviewing your past YouTube comments
I find modern society a rough, raw, brutal, scary, exciting, overwhelming, boring, unfair, unjust mess of competing interests, rival egos. I'm a fan of the science fiction Universe created by Gene Roddenberry. Not particularly because of its numerous Sci-Fi tropes like transporters, faster-than-light travel or holograms, but because of its positively Utopian and gentle society. … Continue reading The Society of My Dreams
Today I caught a couple of clips from the MSNBC YouTube channel, whereby host Chris Hayes was flabbergasted by something said by Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell. The reason for Hayes' shock? Pro-business McConnell issuing a tirade against Corporate America and several major companies who have published their unhappiness with the GOP's recent changes to … Continue reading In Case You Missed It – Corporate America’s Conscience vs the GOP
One of my main gripes about Microsoft Windows is one that has been around for years as far as I am aware; which is that the OS seems to ‘permit’ services, processes etc to consume 100% of the CPU. I mean, that’s what you want, right? Especially if the computer is idle, but when a … Continue reading My main gripe with Microsoft Windows
Coronavirus poses a huge challenge to our modern society, but also forces us to consider how high-tech could potentially marry with medical diagnostics to give us much more knowledge over how pandemics are affecting us.
I wish, so damned much, that humanity could develop and master teleportation of complex amalgamations of matter like humans. I wish we could do it as simply and as routinely as depicted in Star Trek - just step into this room here, stand on this particular region of the floor and don't move too much … Continue reading My most fervent wish – teleportation
An epic post on climate change, bushfires and other threats to Australia, the planet and more.
Plus - some hopeful, magical thinking, expressing a wish for some way out of our problems.