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Video: The language of connection.

Moses Monweal McCormick is a 33 year old African American from Columbus Ohio. If you look at this picture of him from his Instagram feed you may experience at least some preconceptions, biases and prejudices of who he might be. You are about to have them busted. You see Moses speaks over 50 languages, demonstrating […]

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Heroes.

Every society needs heroes. And every society has them. The reason we don’t often see them is because we don’t bother to look. There are two kinds of heroes. Heroes who shine in the face of great adversity, who perform an amazing feat in a difficult situation. And heroes who live among us, who do […]

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Things that piss me off #8.

People who use charity donation bins as an easy way to dump their unwanted junk!  Before reading the evidence I would have bet my transverse colon that 99% of the people doing this know that the junk they are leaving in the bins ( or, more commonly laying all around them) are totally unsuitable and inappropriate to […]

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How do you sleep when it’s 43 degrees Celsius?

Many parts of Australia are expecting temperatures consistently approaching or above 40 C (105 F) this week. Some areas will top 45 C (113 F). It’s hard enough trying to get our day to day activities done in these conditions, but imagine for a moment if you were trying to sleep through them overnight. For […]

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Connections.

Location: My Cafe. Manuka. Canberra. Australia. Kelly’s an iPad kinda gal. Whilst I’m a Kindle sorta guy. Kelly’s into Facebook and I’m into WordPress. Kelly: google maps. Me: paper maps. Kelly: drama. Me: documentary. But, we both connect seamlessly through a good cup of coffee.

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Wild

Remember the Wild

Here is a site worth checking out. Remember the Wild is an online community reconnecting Australians and their local environments with storytelling, science, projects and initiatives. The site also includes educational stories and practical posts on topics such as attracting birds to your garden, creating a bee sanctuary in 4 easy steps, building a forest […]

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food

Beardhawk Coffee.

I just love these spaces. Forget expensive Instagram worthy post-industrial chic. A simple trailer converted into a coffee shop. An eclectic bunch of rescued chairs. A couple of milk crates with cushions. Some old teapots planted out with succulents. A sunny spot. Perfect. Kelly chose a chai tea. I had an Earl Grey. We sat […]

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Horror in Idlib

Let’s take a sobering break from my usual sorts of posts. This picture was taken during the week in Ariha, a rural area of Idlib province in Syria. Airstrikes by the Syrian government and Russian forces have intensified this week resulting in many civilian deaths. The number of children killed in Idlib in the last […]

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the hidden power of technology in Apollo 11.

Last night Juno and I sat up and watched a documentary on the Apollo 11 moon landing. One thing I really geek out on is the aesthetics of all that 1960s technology. Not a swipe, not a pinch to be seen. Instead, that pleasing haptic certainty of toggle switches and dials, and sliders and buttons. […]