I’m labelling this a meme – Unrelaxeddad did it first. What are the first ten blogs you clicked on in your google feedreader?
Another experience – Third cat gives us another snippet of life in Adelaide – headlice. Her writing always leaves me wanting to know more.
Launching Holla back Australia! Lauredhel from Hoyden about Town (who finds feminist stories in the most amazing places) is launching a site for women who want to expose their harassers and attackers.
Reading Landismom is reading about September 11 – both in fiction and polemic. She and I seem to like a lot of the same books, so its always a treat when she writes about them.
Tim Harford visits Melbourne – Joshua Gans writes about Tim Harford (author of the Undercover Economist)’s lecture at Melbourne Business School. I went to see Harford’s lecture in Sydney this week, and thoroughly enjoyed it – he’s an excellent speaker – 45 minutes walking the stage chatting without any notes whatsoever.
Cruelty beyond belief – Colin, Christian‘s husband, writes a calm post about the desirability of people being allowed to choose to die humanely at a time of their own choosing, in the face of anguish I can’t imagine, watching Christian’s distress at gradually losing her congitive functions.
Diane Farsetta on Iraqi deaths – Deltoid has another small piece in the continuing saga of the controversy of how many Iraqi deaths there have been in Iraq since the US invasion. Tim Lambert tries his best to keep those (mostly right wing) commentators who would prefer science to be ideological on the straight and narrow, by pointing out where the balance of fact (rather than opinion) tends to be. The mainstream media has a lazy habit of giving equal time to both sides of any controversy (global warming is a classic example) without bothering to find out which side is more credible. Tim Lambert tries to give them better source material to review credibility.
Another blogger gets naked – Jo(e) persuades yet another person to pose naked for her blog. I’m in two minds about whether I’d like to go to a conference with her – she can clearly charm blood from a stone, but the consequences could be international!
Don’t Fuck it Up part 1 – Helen at the Cast Iron Balcony has noticed the very unrepresentative nature of the 2020 talk fest steering committee – one woman (and a glamorous one at that) and lots of old, white, anglo types.
Something to do with Swords – Miss Cee writes about finding, and then losing, and then finding again, a great science fiction bookshop in Melbourne. I’ve been pondering my next holiday – Melbourne’s sounding better all the time (despite the wild weather that forced her into it).
Locavore – Jennifer (ponderosa) in Bend, Oregon, writes about the aftermath of living with snowy streets all winter – cinders all over the house. I love reading of her life in a natural environment so different to mine – the weather, the trees, the animals, are all completely foreign to me.
That was harder work than I expected, but a fun lucky dip!