Thursday, August 19, 2021
Why have feelings? The risk is to suffer disillusionment over recent gun slinging 'men of faith' or the alien policies from our dreadful government.
Never the less, that's life, the good and the not so good, elation is a given and it is a cruel notion that all pain can be avoided.
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Every man and his dog was on the sports field.
The size of the task, costs, stress, the 24/7 nature of work by state gov to manage response to pandemic is lost sight of and critics are very vocal. Various aspects are well managed (and I'm not pro this gov).
As an elderly citizen, invisible is the term, we, more than others can see retrospectively along with the present, with limitation, to gain an overall perspective and on looking it seemed various moves became overdue some months ago.
In one way, testing is not a treatment but assumes importance. The targets around vax are imperative including children, but are not the end of the story as evidenced by current reports overseas. Our experts will update all that again.
Recovery is in our own hands, it is so much up to our own behaviour. It is up to neighbours, more than services, to act to assist others.
In meantime, the reprive on global warming continues, look on the bright side, skies are clear of jet trails, traffic and other pollution greatly reduced. Local dreaded coal export continues unabated.
Oddly, my android can parse this text, spell check would be useful.
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Most localities have a holiday caravan park that has become a de facto housing estate, lucky for us, anything goes with the local council, except that the rows of the cabins are deserted and vacant most of the time except for the annual holiday. The cabins are outside conventional and annoying building regs.
Homelessness is growing.
Can efforts to provide housing for the homeless learn anything from the vacant holiday cabins?
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Our daily homily from NSW Health urges us to plunge into vaccinations. It is very important to act with haste.
We hear that co vid cases confined to hospital are usually unvaccinated. They get seriously ill and some die.
Of course the unvaccinated are involved because they are so numerous. Jabs only begun to increase not so long ago and not counting the elderly who had opportunities to have the jab much earlier.
Bad luck for several districts in short lockdowns, even Byron. Newcastle continues to have cases, 13 today, and lockdown continues. Sydney has over 300 today. Interstate are almost free of restrictions except Melbourne city.
Monday, August 09, 2021
This Spanakopita, made in Greece, was fairly good and the name is a novelty. 'Span' is related to spinach and 'pita' to pie, pastry, cake, the Middle Eastern cookbook led me to believe.
Greek lives are in turmoil from the wild fires which spread uncontrolled and force the people to flee. Neighbouring countries have the same fate. A suspect cause is climate change and it is not to late for us all to change and reverse the problems.
Ancient history study from school days had Greek topics like the surprising Minoan civilization, the Spartans also Alexander the Great but not easy to relate to the present day area. Imagine the heritage at risk from fires. The old text from Breasted was full of amazing accounts and pictures if only half the study was ever retained.
Friday, August 06, 2021
A traditional Uruguanyan cake where peaches meringue and cream tottered and fell, a pre lockdown treat.
The East coast is in lockdown. That is, Melbourne and the state of Victoria, Brisbane and surrounds both with several cases each day of Delta. Greater Sydney has over 200 cases daily and Newcastle and the Hunter area, which began lockdown yesterday, with about 5 cases of Delta.
Thursday, August 05, 2021
Will our area change and enter lockdown? A few infections are recorded. No escape.