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joel floating in a pool

five years since graduating high school

About five years ago I finished Year 12 at Saint Ignatius’ College, Athelstone. I missed schoolies weekend but attended a Graduation Ball with the rest of the year level. Afterwards some of us friends sat round a table and wondered about what to come. Us same friends later holidayed in Victor Harbour, playing “Castle Crashers”, […]

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Matisse's "Jeune Femme à l'Ombrelle". I believe the style is known as 'pointilism'.

On Love as an Artform

For a while, I didn’t get art. It boggled me. You see, I am a person who expresses themselves most fragrantly in spoken words, slightly less so written ones, aptly through music, decently through dance, poorly through cooking, and, Pictionary successes notwithstanding, abysmally through visual art. So when it came to art I wondered what […]

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Anna Rose Above It

So last night (April 26th) I had the pleasure of watching the ABC’s climate special. This involved their documentary, “I Can Change Your Mind…On Climate”, in which delayer Nick Minchin and advocate Anna Rose flit about the world talking to climate scientists who accept the climate science, and recreational bloggers or political pundits, who dispute […]

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A picture from AYCC Power Shift 2010 Adelaide. I'm with two other climate activists, planning a speech on climate change.

Reflections on my Climate Activism

Being engaged in climate activism can be the worst. Humanity is currently on track to face terrible increases in global temperatures, rising sea levels, chaotic and highly destructive weather events, the loss of agricultural land, and the loss of water security. This is freaking alarming. But again, and again, the needed change that climate activists […]

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Book 1: “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”, Pirsig

Pirsig’s “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” is an extraordinary book. It is filled with sources of pleasure: the beautiful elegance of the prose, the startling contemporary insights delivered offhand by the narrator, and the challengingly divergent worldview proposed by the book’s meta-narrative. The book is written in first-person, and the narrator details the […]

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