Category: Blog

Cleared to fly

My need for surgery earlier this year constrained our travel plans. Now that my first stage of healing is done and the surgeon has confirmed I am on track we can begin to do some serious planning.

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It’s going to take weeks and months to get back to ‘normal’ but I am making progress. I’m able to exercise and seem to be gaining energy and strength each day.

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Kidney cancer

Those interested in knowing more about my recent hospitalisation for kidney cancer might read this. Others might say TLDNR – too long, did not read. This post includes an image of my tumour that some might find confronting.

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Treaty with whom?

Once again the Greens are pursuing the ‘perfect’ to the potential detriment of the ‘good’. We should have had a treaty 200+ years ago but now we need a Voice with whom to negotiate.

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Rudd makes sense about China

As PM, Kevin Rudd was often criticised for being a ‘policy wonk’ rather than the leader the nation needed and wanted. Since his departure from politics he has resumed his interest in policy, drawing on his education and experience related to China. His explanation of what drives China, or Xi Jingping as leader, is clear and convincing. Understanding that might enable us to avoid deadly conflict.

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iPhoto indigestion

One of my recent/current tasks involves our younger daughter’s disused iMac. It’s a 2011 model which she mostly abandoned using some years ago (ca 2018) because the 512 GB HDD was full to the point where the system was complaining. She subsequently (early 2019) borrowed my MacBook Pro and liked that enough that I let her keep it and moved...

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