Good journalism is important for society and has achieved much. I am grateful for that. On the other hand, journalism gets a bad name from some questionable conduct. Aside from rude and stuck-up journalists, of whom I have met a few, there is 'irresponsible reporting'. This article is a probably an example. I say 'probably' because I don't know the full facts. I assume that the … [Read more...] about Alex Rowan’s Digest 21 Jan 2018
Today, Friday 25th April is ANZAC Day. Anzac Day is a national public holiday in Australia and New Zealand, and is commemorated by both countries on 25 April every year to honour members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I and also to commemorate the soldiers who fought in France and Belgium. Anzac Day is … [Read more...] about ANZAC Day 2014
Does Australian Government surveillance bother you? Should it? Today, the Sydney Morning Herald writes: Federal government departments are using increasingly powerful cyber-snooping equipment to monitor the social media lives of millions of Australians. I am not going to comment on specific issues mentioned in the article. Instead, I will discuss broader … [Read more...] about Do You Worry About Australian Government Surveillance?
On Tuesday 24th August 2010, Nimue, a Singapura cat, was having a routine veterinary procedure under anaesthetic at Gold Coast Vet Surgery. Unfortunately, while coming round, she had a cardiac and respiratory arrest and died for 4 minutes. The vet and his team got her back, which in itself was a miracle. The vet said she was a ‘fighter’. For now, she had beaten death. We are … [Read more...] about My Beautiful Cat Nimue, And What She Taught About Death