Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Microblog Monday- reading and audiobooks

    I have been listening to a few audiobooks recently. Partly because my old phone is now basically an mp3 player on our alarm clock and I also now have audible on my phone. So far it has been mostly re-reads. I have been listening to various Discworld books at night. They are quite good because…

  • Microblog Monday – catch up!

    So, we are back from our very busy trip, and work was just busy when i got back. So i feel as if i am always trying to catch up. There are a lot of big changes rolling through my industry at 1 July this year and it feels like everyone stuck their heads in…

  • On holiday!

    Partway through the arduous process of getting to Europe. We flew from Brisbane to Seoul today, are staying overnight at a nice hotel (courtesy of KoreanAir) and will be flying to Paris tomorrow.  Now I remember why I have not been enthused about travel to places far away- the endless time in a flying tin…

  • Cake

    I survived my birthday.  Less traumatic than expected, not as uneventful as expected. Some birthday cake and celebratory drinks. Not pictured- terrible cake, small children vomiting and open mic night at the bar (none of which was terrible, but none planned). 

  • Observing

    My office looks out onto a small city park, a busy road and an Anglican cathedral.  We are on the second floor (third to some- we have ground, first floor and then second floor), so close to the ground.  My little office enjoys observing life outside. We see a lot of weddings and a lot…

  • Updating

    So, I have not been posting. No really good reason, just life is busy and I am stressed. I write the posts in my head, they just never make it further.   Tomorrow is my 40th birthday.  It isn’t an easy one.  I remember back when I turned 25, a co-worker (who was in her…

  • February

    Hmm, maybe I should try and post once in the month.  I don’t like this month and it doesn’t like me. Things I did: Went for a second opinion on the whole infertility thing. Plus side- nothing else obvious we should/could do.  Bad- same thing, there is no magic bullet We went to Melbourne and…

  • Microblog Monday- doing things that make me uncomfortable

    So I went to a weekend art class about painting watercolours.  It was interesting.  I was definitely outclassed. A couple of the other students were school art teachers, so had art skills.  My drawing skills are not great.  It was fun to play around with paint and colour and practice. But it was challenging. I…

  • Still struggling

    I started writing this last Wednesday (nov 2) buts taken me a while… I got a call from the obstetrician who we were seeing today.  There were no abnormalities with my d&c and the chromosomal analysis  was normal.  Just like all the others. Although this time the doctor did say that this didn’t mean there…

  • No

    Some thoughts.  In 2010 I worked as an election official in a federal election in Australia, where we narrowly re-elected our first female prime minister.  It Some thoughts.  In 2010 I worked as an election official in a federal election in Australia, where we narrowly re-elected our first female prime minister.  It was so narrow…

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