You can’t do better than this, really…

" If we are serious about this, we need to get out of our comfort zones. People on the left can't continue with the illusion that all spending is sacred, and that the only reason the government cuts spending on health or welfare and talks about raising the GST is that its ministers are evil and untrustworthy. People on the right can't continue with the illusion that all tax breaks are sacred, and that the budget can be put back in shape simply by cutting spending. It can't and, most importantly, it won't. "Tim Colebatch

Glow in the dark bike track

Canberra cyclists can ride on a glow in the dark bike track that will be trialled as an alternative to street lights for the first time in the ACT next week…

The Uber ACT Experience

Canberra is the only city in Australia where Uber has been recognised and legalised. Which is curious. Normally we’re on the back foot with that kind of thing. Whatever the reason, it’s a benefit. I took my first Uber trips yesterday and they worked flawlessly. I do want to make mention of the taxi drivers…

Let them have their guns

As mass shootings occur in the USA on a regular basis, the rest of the developed world regularly discuss/condemn the American way of life. While horrific, I wonder why people in other countries to go the extent that they do when commenting on the issue. There’s clearly no debate on if that there are less…

Eggsworthy

I noticed Yolko behaving strangely yesterday morning. She seemed to be standing watch over the coop, not straying too far from the door. Annabel was nowhere to be seen. So, I hoped the time had come and it certainly had! Moments later Annabel jumped from the door and resumed her usual pecking-random-things lifestyle. Yolko seemed…

Probably the head gasket

I’ve been thinking about the popular saying “This is the last thing I need right now”. In relation to my car breaking down yesterday afternoon I went to say just that. But I stopped. It’s not really what I wanted to express. Therefore I propose this update: “This is a thing that I need not…

Food in History

I picked it up by chance at Ron’s Bookshop in Hawker (I think) and at the time I didn’t know of Raey Tannahill’s standing in the literary world. Food in History is a very entertaining piece of non-fiction. It has the academic qualities of a textbook but there’s nothing stuffy about the writing at all….