Spring

Today felt like Spring. It’s the 23rd of September. I have decided that Spring is my favourite season. It probably always has been, but I was fooled into thinking it was Summer, and that I only liked Spring because it meant Summer was coming. I remember Spring of 2009. I was going through a mental…

100 words

I have been going crazy* from not writing so I just spontaneously decided I am going to post 100 words in a blog post. I am not even going to allow myself the distraction of checking my blog to see when the last time I posted a blog post was. Today it is Saturday but…

Three Tents in Weipa

Past Tents: Camping We had not been camping in about two months. Not overnight camping. We had been on day trips a couple of times to a sweet place called Jacob’s Hole (by white people; I don’t know what the traditional owners call it). But The Pilot kept getting rostered to work on weekends. And…

Wake up and smell the votes, major parties

So we have woken up the day after election day with no clear result. Neither parties have enough seats to form a majority government, and the Coalition looks only set to be able to form a minority government. Back in 2010, before the election, I didn’t even know what a ‘minority government’ or a ‘hung…

The value of writing

If you are still waiting for part two of my previous blog post, “Fear of Marriage: Part One”, don’t worry! It is coming. (Just like Christmas.) Yesterday, I went to the library to edit my thesis*, but while I was walking to the library I started thinking about an idea, and as I was thinking, my…

Fear of Marriage: Part One

  Trigger warning: Domestic violence, rape. One day last year, I got involved in a furious Facebook debate on a friend’s page about marriage. The debate started off being about same-sex marriage, and quickly slipped to a discussion of how marriage is a patriarchal institution. My friend whose page it was on is a married man…