Pascoe is pretty good on this subject. Dutton remains a bad cosmic joke. https://thenewdaily.com.au/opinion/2023/03/11/michael-pascoe-peter-dutton-tax/
A teacher reviews The Big Fat YES debate[s] – Book 1
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNH2VV19 [ Year 8 Coordinator BSHS ] Marie K’s review of Big Fat YES debate[s] – Book 1 'I enjoyed the read; age appropriate language for years 5-8, entertaining and written like a conversation. I think the illustrations were appropriate for me but maybe could be simpler for yr 5/6 students (add colour???). I am … Continue reading A teacher reviews The Big Fat YES debate[s] – Book 1
Music and art and Mathematics
Integration This little gem on Escher: he 'heard Bach’s Goldberg Variations [and] his mind snapped onto its own gift for rendering meaning through form. Enthralled by Bach’s music, by its mathematical figures & motives repeating back to front & up and down, by “a compelling rhythm, a cadence, in search of a certain endlessness”, Escher … Continue reading Music and art and Mathematics
Do I want to save capitalism?
While reading Robert Reich's SAVING CAPITALISM Have discovered over recent months and via The Guardian and other publications, one Robert Reich. Reich is 'an American professor, author, lawyer, and political commentator' who 'worked in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, and served as Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997 in the … Continue reading Do I want to save capitalism?
Extract from book 3 of The Big Fat YES debate[s] These books are designed for clever 10 to 13 year olds (that's all of them) and the odd thinking adult. Just what is overpopulation? Overpopulation is a word that gets all its meaning from the over bit. Population is good, so the story goes, unless … Continue reading Overpopulation
If my fears cripple me, how then cope with a world afraid?
When Geraldine Brooks writes about Tim Winton, you can hear the axes grind" — https://theconversation.com/when-geraldine-brooks-writes-about-tim-winton-you-can-hear-the-axes-grind-195441 Interestingly, the article - written by an academic for a News service which takes its raison d'etre and journalistic practice from academia - is very disparaging of Brook's effort on Winton. I haven't read it to comment on the review's potential … Continue reading Hmnn?
Pulpit Rock published
Maybe dreaming, time uncertain—Laylah 'The Rock is there; it’s always there, it always will be. Uncle says, ‘Look up there’ and we follow his pointing finger, bone thin, looking up at the Rock whitewashed by full moon. Cream and grey where the crevices are and with more than enough light for the full face of … Continue reading Pulpit Rock published
The global problem? Wikipedia notes: ‘The Population Bomb  is a book written by Stanford University Professor Paul R. Ehrlich and his wife, Anne Ehrlich. It predicted worldwide famine due to overpopulation[i], as well as other major societal upheavals, and advocated immediate action to limit population growth. Fears of a "population explosion" existed in the … Continue reading Population
The Big Fat YES debate[s]
Excerpt from book soon to be released on Amazon; written for 10 - 13 year olds Art work by Brendan Tunks, unless otherwise specified (except the chickens)