Espionage in The Family

Leading a Double Life I recently went to a surprise party and as I was walking the dog this morning, it occurred to me that the whole idea behind a surprise party isn’t quite as simple as it may first appear. The obvious idea behind a surprise party is of...

Melbourne Cup Day Marketing Faux Pas

Anyone who lives in Australia will know that at around 3pm on the second Tuesday in November, the country comes to a stop. If Australians aren?t at the pub, the local racetrack or having a long lunch at a restaurant somewhere, they have most likely downed tools and...

My Adventure to New York

In my post last week, Learning and finding Inspiration, I wrote about an article I’d read in the New York Times. I wanted to know how far it was from where I was in Hall, ACT, to New York. (According to the site Time and Date it is roughly 16,233 km or 10,008...

Teenage mental health and depression

I’ve seen a lot in the media about teenage depression lately and it has caused me to again think about this difficult issue. Most of the stories, like this one in the Australian, ‘Depressed Children Not being Diagnosed’ result from recent activity by...

Simple ideas that work

We dropped young James off to catch the school bus in the morning and as I was reading the destination boards on the buses that passed by, a thought occurred to me: Most bus companies use route numbers to show where the bus will go, (on top of the bus will be the...

Don’t let anyone Lara Bingle you

The media is currently relentlessly pursuing Lara Bingle and Michael Clark over their ‘possible’ relationship break up. We don’t know the real story but do we need to? The media constantly seek out drama, and often elevate a non-issue and turn it...