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Things I Think About, by Peter Bowditch

General

Census paranoia

For weeks my Facebook feed has been full of hysteria and paranoia about the data being collected in the Australian census on August 9. Here is something I posted about it. We folk in the country might not be able to get fibrery NBN or vegan restaurants where the waiters wear manbuns or trains or […]

Friday Shopping Poetry

During 2013 I posted a series of rewritten songs and poems to Facebook celebrating grocery shopping in Katoomba on Fridays. I’ll leave it up to you to guess at the originals. Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach? Shall I shop at Coles or Aldi, or spend a bit […]

Doing something useful

Today I joined a group of people on a walk around a park. It was part of a project by Lifeline called “Out of the shadows and into the light”, with the aim of raising awareness and getting people to talk about suicide. The Penrith event was organised by my friends Jay McGarrity and Jess […]

Banks! How we love to hate them. And why.

Article on the Gebesse blog about bank bastardry. http://www.gebesse.com.au/blog/2014/05/banks-how-we-love-to-hate-them-and-why/

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

I usually find political correctness to be a sometimes amusing and generally harmless activity. Then I saw this. I’m currently reading my way through Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels in the sequence in which they were published (which is not the sequence in which they were filmed) and these books show the casual racism of […]

It starts here!

Every blog has to have a first post and this is it. Welcome, and I hope I can keep you amused and informed.