2018. Yes, I Survived.

Yes it’s time for my end of year reflection. The post-Christmas, pre-New Year period is made for contemplation, especially when the weather is hot, the cricket is slow and the Christmas Ham seeps into every meal. It’s the time of year 18 years ago my Dad passed away too. We had great Christmas and then … Continue reading 2018. Yes, I Survived.

Where am I going? What am I doing?

I have just a couple of weeks of long service leave to go. It’s been so good to have a break from work, without the threat of worrying where the next pay check is coming from. I’ve been working since I was 16 and during that time there have been a few stints of unemployment, … Continue reading Where am I going? What am I doing?

Earn or Learn, Eat or Read

Reason students leave school: time and money. For many it’s earn or learn, eat or read... today’s system is not designed for today’s students. #asugsv2018 https://twitter.com/DesieLiz/status/986281713453056000/photo/1 https://twitter.com/DesieLiz/status/986281713453056000 This tweet hit my timeline this morning as I sipped my coffee. It stuck in my craw. The debate around the education system doesn't seem particularly fruitful, instead … Continue reading Earn or Learn, Eat or Read

Design Thinking

Or, how to feel like you've done something when you haven't. Or, how to waste time and money without making progress. I'm glad Lee Vinsel wrote this post Design Thinking is Kind of Like Syphilis — It’s Contagious and Rots Your Brains. While it takes a rather extreme view the further in you go - eventually equating … Continue reading Design Thinking