From age 17 I cared for Lew. After we married I did all the cooking, housework, driving and caring for him in ways I hadn't expected, because he was unable to care for himself in these ways. Thanks to the State, he could not go into a shop, or a bank. He was unable to … Continue reading Superannuation: What’s That?
Here's someone who is being punished for being poor. He is only asking to be left alone, surely. cheers Sylvia
The government is worried that Australians are losing their values, or is it that groups of newcomers just aren't seeing this wonderful land of the 'fair go' that we keep spruiking? The notion of a fair go has become more interesting to me as I have aged. In 2007 I was enrolled in a Peace Studies … Continue reading ‘Australian Values’
From the excellent Slate Magazine. An article that confirms what many women already know; they do the thinking and planning for their families' day to day lives. This article suggests ways of sharing the load. When everyone used to go to church, it would have been more obvious if society was falling apart at the … Continue reading Women Are Overburdened With Their Families’ Mental Loads
Here's a new hashtag. #Who Knew? The comments on the Boston Globe article make for interesting reading. Many thanks to Slate Magazine for mentioning this article. It's been so long since I've read honest journalism; their stories can bring tears to the eyes. cheers Sylvia
Rather than filtering the news for me so that I only see articles that concur with my viewpoint, Google is, I think, responding to the pull of my search for justice anywhere it can be found. I perceive the opposite effect to the one being suspected, that advertising revenue drives online platforms' distribution of news … Continue reading Converging viewpoints
Candice Prosser's article about Queen and Brian May lifted my spirits today. She captures in words what is nearly impossible to describe, the power of a musical moment. Music is a drug and can therefore be dangerous. As with other drugs, it is important to consider how and for what purpose music is to be used. … Continue reading Music’s Power