I’ve been a Sydney Swans fan for more than a decade and like many sports fans, transitioning from a young single fan free to attend games or watch on TV, to a fan with family responsibilities and trying to juggle those family commitments around my love for the game, has been difficult. But when the sport is as family friendly as the AFL is, and the team is as special as the Sydney Swans are, well the effort is worth it. Continue reading
A few weeks ago I threw myself back into the frothy world of daytime soaps. I’m a long time, on again, off again fan, a relationship that began in my early teens. I was a staunchly loyal viewer for a long time, loving with a passion the stories and the characters. But my love has been slowly strangled by the free-to-air chopping and changing of my favourite shows (General Hospital, DOOL, Y&R) so I’ve been away for a few years. But now I’m back! Continue reading
There are two nights during the week when, due to extra-curricular activities, we get home late. Thursdays is one of those nights, when piano lessons keep us out of the house until about 6pm. And it may shock you to learn that I am not the most organised person getting around. Hey, no, stop, I hear you say.
Charlotte Dawson has battled depression for years, according to last night’s 60 Minutes. And so when a vile Twitter campaign, hashtagged #dieCharlotte, launched she was ill equipped to deal with it. There have been two main reactions online to what has been reported as a suicide attempt resulting from online attacks. The first one points to a causal relationship between Dawson’s comments and the reaction she drew from trolls. The second is for everyone to quietly batten down the hatches and take a harder line on bad behaviour.
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