WeAreTheWorldBlogfest: One Small Act of Compassion

Yesterday Adelaide was the hotest city in the world. The city reached its highest temperature ever of 46.2 degrees.Elsewhere around Australia, the relentless heatwave continues. While the emphasis is always on we humans, how does it affect animals, wild and domesticated, who have higher body temperatures than us? It’s those small acts of compassion which… Read More WeAreTheWorldBlogfest: One Small Act of Compassion

Saturday Morning, Sydney Harbour, Heatwave Hangover

Records are being broken; yes its summer but unlike other summers past. The seasonal heat, its intensity, duration and coverage, has changed making it hard to enjoy the beauty and languor of the summer holidays in Australia. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-18/bom-warns-of-scorching-sydney-weather-with-top-of-45c/10723824 How we live our lives during such a time has changed-aircon is essential not optional, (thank you… Read More Saturday Morning, Sydney Harbour, Heatwave Hangover

WeAreTheWorldBlogfest: (WATB#) How helping others can transform your life

This is a most inspirational story, illustrating the human capacity for altruism even when struggling with illness. It also has a very happy ending which shows that good things do happen to good people How saving a writer’s life helped my dialysis app go global By Natasha LipmanBBC World Service When Javier Artigas began needing… Read More WeAreTheWorldBlogfest: (WATB#) How helping others can transform your life

In Celebration of Small Things: The Beautiful Trees of Back Lane

“Riding bicycles will not only benefit the individual doing it, but the world at large.” Udo E. Simonis, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Policy at the Science Centre, Berlin, January 2010 These days we have to make the most of the weather and take every opportunity to enjoy the simple pleasures of life-like a bike ride… Read More In Celebration of Small Things: The Beautiful Trees of Back Lane