Adventures & Insights

One man's adventures in the physical and intellectual worlds…

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Say What?!

I was reading my friends’s’s’ (what’s the grammar there again? Possessive plurals get me every time!) blogs the other day and I stumbled upon something. Something that I’d missed last year and something that seemed to now be in its prime for me. After watching Renée welcome the first snow of the season (and am I understanding correctly that it came a little late?) with a celebratory dance, I visited her YouTube channel and had a bit of a look around. Because I like to see what my international friends get up to when you point a camera at them. I’d do the same for my local friends, but they seem to be a little camera-shy…

At any rate, I saw Renée’s video response to Jessica Buttram’s response to Jamie’s Rabbits’s response to … well you get the picture and I felt inspired to add my own input to the process. Now the overall Project is most likely well and truly finished, but some of my cyber-buddies have mentioned that they would like to hear my accent. So here it is:

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Thumbs Up Everybody – For Rock And Roll!

Happy Friday everyone!

Yesterday was the third annual R U OK? Day here in Australia, a national day of asking a simple question with lifesaving potential. If you don’t want to follow the link, R U OK? is a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to provide national focus and leadership on suicide prevention by empowering Australians to have open and honest conversations and stay connected with people in their lives. The statistics for suicide and depression in Australia are astonishingly high (geographical isolation doesn’t help when people feel remote enough within a community) and personally, I have nothing but praise for the work that this organisation is doing to encourage us to simply ask a question and remind someone that we care about them. We may not even realise that we might just save a life.

I’m not here to preach though, not today! It’s a glorious Friday morning and the combination of sunshine and warm temperature is like a siren-call to this argonaut who is unfortunately bound tightly to his corporate desk and will not feel the delicious embrace of the Spring today. Nevertheless, it is Friday and there will be no mourning here!

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