And So He Said

While I’ve already written about “the marriage thing”, given the fever pitch that the discourse has reached, it’d be pertinent from an engagement and web stats perspective to add a little more to the debate. I enjoyed reading rabbi  Moshe Gutnick’s article on why he’s voting no but doesn’t hate gays. I’m confident he doesn’t….

The Master System Collection

I’ve been casting around for a little while for a new collection to pursue. My last serious effort was the Peanuts badges (Americans call them pins) by Butterfly Originals. I have just shy of 70 now, which is basically the whole series.I continue to collect Laurent Durieux prints but I am running out of wall…

The Clickbait Times

I had plans to create a mock-up of what the online version of The Canberra Times would look like in a few years’ time, but Fairfax beat me to it and made the thing a reality. My estimation is that the clickbait culture has been creeping in over the past three or four years or…

The Coward’s Complaint

As Trump announced the continuation of America’s failed approach in Afghanistan, Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater and one of the worlds most pathetic excuses for a human, whinged and whined as he saw the dollars slipping out of his slimy hands. While America’s presence in the region will cost innocent lives and waste money, at…

Order in the Court

Recently I found out that Margaret Court Arena is not just an oddly named tennis court, it’s actually an arena named after Margaret Court. This knowledge was thrust upon me when I read that she was having a cry about gay marriage. A while ago I wrote about the inherent problems in using the term “religious…

Freedom of/from religion

Semantics are important. They’re tricky, too. I was recently asked “What’s the difference between freedom and religious freedom anyway ?”. It seems to me the difference is a misunderstanding of the world “freedom”. For the purpose of this post the word freedom is interchangeable with”liberty”, as it is in common parlance. Freedom/liberty is the base…

DRUDGEHUFF

I happened to read this morning about The Huffington Post’s name change and site reboot. I was “triggered” by one of the articles that happened to be in the screenshot of the revamp. It made me realise that I’d drafted a post about the network quite a while ago but never finished it. I’d initially…

Conrad Black visits Australia

The following short story was written after I read an article in the National Review that suggested that politicians were responsible for making public servants leak sensitive information. A pitiful attempt at a smear, for some reason I immediately picture the author whinging to a traffic cop after being pulled over… “It’s not my fault…

Monkey attack leads to use of tanks

At least 16 people died and 50 were wounded in Libya in four days of clashes between rival factions in the southern city of Sabha…according to residents and local reports, the latest bout of violence erupted between two tribes after an incident in which a monkey that belonged to a shopkeeper from the Gaddadfa tribe…

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Newllio is doing the YouTubes

Newell has always been into the ol multimedia scene. At the moment he’s putting a consistent effort over at the YouTubes with his Cities: Skylines and Minecraft tutorials. I had known for quite time time, but never done anything about, the layout and aesthetic quality of my pedestrian footpaths and spaces in Skylines. After watching…

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Beyond Absence

It’s great having a large music collection. I’ve been growing mine for years. Occasionally, not often thankfully, the collection has to be moved and or cleaned up, usually on account of my purchasing a new computer or faster haddrive. It’s now at the size where it’s difficult to manage. I haven’t made the call yet,…

" They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care;
They pursued it with forks and hope;
They threatened its life with a railway-share;
They charmed it with smiles and soap. "Lewis Carroll

Trace Collection by Emma Chillman

Trace Collection

There was a vacant desk behind where I set at work for a number of weeks that has now ended up occupied by a character very good with a needle and thread. She probably uses a sewing machine more, but “needle and thread” has a ring to it…anyway, fashion designer and content author Emma Chillman…