Category Archives: Writin’

Supermoons aren’t that special – but the Moon absolutely is

Dear The Internet, Want to know a secret about supermoons? They’re not that rare, not that special, and not obviously different to normal moons unless you’re really familiar with what they look like normally. But here’s a secret about the … Continue reading

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The stupid myth of “picking winners”

Dear the Internet, This has been on my mind for a little bit, and then became a bit of a Facebook rant, and is now a blog post on the prestigious Internet – which I think these days is pretty … Continue reading

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A longish rant about the changes to the Senate Ballot, because WHAT COULD BE MORE EXCITING???

Dear the Internet, Because I don’t want to spend an entire View from the Street column delving into the minutia of the Senate ballot, I thought I’d put the thing here where reading it was rather more optional. And thank you, incidentally: … Continue reading

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The Only Sane Way To Watch The Star Wars Films Before The Force Awakens

Dear The Internet, So, you’re correctly excited about the forthcoming Episode 7 and you want to rewatch the old films, or get your child/niece/nephew up to speed before they see their first ever SW film in the cinema. However, there’s … Continue reading

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Why Marriage Is Nice

Dear the Internet, I don’t want to go on and on about marriage equality – after all, it’s going to be passed eventually in Australia, bring people nothing but security and happiness and make exactly zero difference to anyone else. … Continue reading

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Hello. Sorry this place has been a bit quiet. But there’s a book coming.

Dear the Internet, I’ve been horribly neglectful of this site of late. To be fair, I’ve been horribly neglectful of most things in my life for the last few months because I’ve been writing a book. And now it’s actually finished … Continue reading

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Pluto’s not a planet, and that’s honestly OK

It’s no reflection on the awesomeness of Pluto to say it’s a different thing, honest.  As New Horizons proves once again that humans are freakin’ amazing and brilliant when we work together and use our mighty brains to solve interesting … Continue reading

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