It’s been a hell of a year. In February, I wrote about how shocked I was at the progress I had made in my life since my (quite traumatic) breakup about a year ago. If only I could go back in time and tell myself that the rest of the year would be even more […]

This has been something I’ve been thinking about for a little while now, and aside from a short Twitter rant, I haven’t really felt the need to write anything lengthy about it. But in light of what happened this week in Moorooka, and the increasing amount of rhetoric I’ve been reading and hearing about (im)migrants, […]

I’d like to first kick off with a million thank yous and virtual hugs to everyone who read my last piece. I’m just a dork with a website, a blistering desire to avoid completing the third chapter of my Honours thesis, and at the time, with a whole bunch of feelings. You’ve all made this […]

Last weekend was goddamn awful. Luckily, I had a good week to back it up, and I’m seeing the QSO playing Tchaikovsky and Saint Saens tomorrow after a meeting with my supervisor so hopefully it’s all looking up from now. This song, by Sara Bareilles, as well as the video, always makes me smile. Sometimes […]

Because, what’s the point in them being happy now if they’re going to be sad later?

The answer is, of course, because they are going to be sad later.

– The Doctor (11)

This year is the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth, and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Let’s start with Shakespeare – after all, he’s been getting all the attention lately, right? I don’t think I’ll ever tire of Shakespeare’s writing. It really is something special, and I think I knew this even when I […]

In my majestic quest for additional means of procrastination, I stumbled across a show called Scorpion. I’d seen ads for it before, but never had the time to sit down and watch an episode. As luck would have it, I was up late one night and it was the only showing that wasn’t news, psychics […]

Last week, I dragged myself out of my Honours-induced, orange-highlighter-on-unending-lines-of-text haze to listen to some amazing scientists and writers talk about their craft – and they did not disappoint. I was inspired, angered, and excited, often within the course of an hour. I was angered at the ignorance of some in the audience – a […]

As a species, we seem to love proclaiming international days for particular things, or events – whether it is for pancakes, peace, friendship, or to combat desertification and drought. Most of these pass us by without a second thought (unless you really, really like pancakes), but there are some that I think deserve more recognition […]