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Happiness Used to be When the Sun Went Down

The laughter around the dusk campsite was carrying for miles. Good-natured fun, kids giggling, mothers only half-hearted with their berating. Sunset in this remote camp was the best part of the day. Everyone was relaxed and food was about to be shared. There was…

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What Was I Thinking?

I’m not sure what got into my head back in High School, but I decided to do a prank at school for some reason. A bomb hoax seemed a good idea. My telephone announcement to the South Perth police went something like this: “There’s…

Indigenous, Personal /
Depends on Your Perspective

My first linguist job was at Strelley Station during a Uni vacation when I spent three-plus months living in a remote community learning the indigenous language. It was a hot summer in the outback – no air conditioning, rudimentary shelter and water had to…

Office Work, Personal /
Living in Perth

Double brick, small rooms, wood oven and stove, plus a cooler sleepout room flywired for the hot Perth summer nights.. this was my first and only home in Perth where I was born and grew – aged 0 -17 years old. From here, I…

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Desire

“Desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want” Naval Ravikant As a kid, I always wanted a toy ambulance. I pleaded with Father Christmas, I prayed to the birthday present Gods and I willed it…

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Speed Reading

My instructor took this photo of me at a Uni of WA Summer School I attended. I did a course on how to speed read. I’m not sure what I had in mind with the haircut, the watchband or the course, but I was…

Office Work, Personal /
An Hour of Reconfiguration

I had a pleasant surprise the other day when my 12-month subscription for Headspace fell due. A bit of NY resolution back in the beginning of 2021, but it has been one that I’ve included in my daily system. So it was good news…

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Do Something Completely Different

The best part of my work-from-home morning routine is to read some quality fiction. It’s like a whoosh of fresh air to start the day with a chapter from a Booker Prize-winning novel and immerse myself in something 100% unrelated to my day job….

Office Work, Personal /
We’ve All Made Mistakes at Some Stage

👋 👋 Often when a team member leaves the business to take up other opportunities, I must admit I can sometimes be a tiny bit relieved only because I’ve probably had some embarrassing engagement with them along the way. And their presence continued to…

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H.A.P.P.Y.

As I progressed through High School, it was starting to get to the stage that a career path needed to be decided. The ‘What are you going to be when you grow up’ question had come up often enough already, and the first sensible…

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Curating Information

I’ve often struggled with seeking to curate the information flow that catches my attention. Doomscrolling through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook has really wasted my time – just to find a few Gems that may interest me. The solution has been to subscribe to a…

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