the sum of a billion small choices

Climate Change. What words or images are brought forth in your mind by that phrase? How does the phrase make you feel? Me? I see a dirty great coal-fired power station. I see the faces of Australia’s current Prime Minister and Treasurer. I feel fear and anger and uncertainty. I also see roofs covered in…

the lucky country

A worrying misconception that many people have about Australia is that our governmental system is free of corruption. When people think of corruption, they often think of authoritarian regimes and poverty stricken nations where most of the population struggles to eat while the privileged few horde all the wealth. Yet there is corruption here and…

keep the fire burning

The most important lesson I learned from Breaking Bad was that a drug dealer shouldn’t be addicted to their product. The powers that be in Australia mustn’t have paid close attention to all five seasons of that educational program because they have broken the cardinal rule. We consume the black stuff so fast you’d be…