JobSeeker: some reflections I was inspired by Amy's story (above). Particularly how her children have weathered things like 'pov pasta', and her daughter pretending she didn't want to go to the movies. What wonderful citizens. I take my hat off to Amy and her children. One of the earliest memories I have of my husband was when … Continue reading JobSeeker: some reflections

Vote Greens in Queensland

I'm a fourth generation Queenslander on both sides, descended from families of teachers, administrators, musicians, business owners, family carers, and political activists. My father, Bertram Tunley, supported the Liberal Party and was the Queensland Vice-President. My husband, Lewin Blazevich, who became Lewis Blayse, ran for Federal Parliament for the ALP in 1975, Queensland Parliament for … Continue reading Vote Greens in Queensland

4-day working week proposed New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has proposed a 4 day working week. The irony is not lost on me. In 1976, Lew went on hunger strike in King George Square because he had been cut off the dole. Among the politicians he talked to at the time was a Social Security Minister, to whom … Continue reading 4-day working week proposed


I've always loved this song. Below is the Spanish text, followed by an English translation. Guantanamera (English translation) Artist: Buena Vista Social Club Also performed by: Joseito Fernández, Pete Seeger, The Sandpipers, Cristie, Celia Cruz Song: Guantanamera Translations: Croatian, English #1, #2, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbian Play "Guantanamera" on Amazon Music Unlimited (ad) Guantanamera Yo soy un hombre sincero De donde crecen las palmas Yo soy un … Continue reading Guantanamera