Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bookshelf porn

This may be old news, but it's still beautiful.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


The continuing evidence of the stupification of the masses never ceases to amaze me. In the latest display, Shane Warne wages war on cyclists. Via a series of often misspelled tweets.

There is a voice of reason attempting to instill some logic into the minds of Warne's 500 000+ followers - read more here.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Julian Assange

Criminal or Mastermind?
Read this, care of The Monthly.

In search of lucre rather than progeny...

This is inspiring, equally so is the link to "what would you have done if you didn't go to law school". Some food for thought for me!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Time to get on the wagon

I find it so inspirational reading about people that decide to take charge and make a dramatic life change, particularly if it's for a health-related reason.
Each year, I participate in Sober February - where for the 28 days of February, I have a complete ban on alcohol. I realise each year that I do it, and struggle with it somewhat, that's for me, it's an important thing to do. Partially for health reasons, partially for my own will power and determination, and partially to give myself confidence that I can still have fun without booze.
This guy has taken it one step further, and has combined giving up alcohol with commencing running. Read more here, and also have a look here for a local (and easy) booze-free alternative.

Global recession and the death of the library

I have such fond memories of visiting libraries when I was a child. My primary school had dedicated library days, where catalogue cards were flicked through and then date stamped, before the one-book-per-week allowance was then stashed into a waterproof and tearproof library bag. The library was also the place where book readings took place, where there were weeks of the year that were devoted to imaginary worlds and the librarians would cover the library in elaborate lashings of cellophane, crepe paper, and paper mache to encourage us to explore "Under the Sea", "Creatures of Outer Space", or "Mythical and Magical Creatures".
It was a quiet place, filled with the soothing musty smell of paper and is such a fond memory.

I don't know about the continuation of libraries to the extent I was privileged to have in my childhood these days. Read more here.