Leave the light on

Australia is currently mourning the loss of a young sportsman, felled by a cricket ball to the temple while he was playing state cricket. 25 years old and in the prime of his life and career. It’s a tragedy. I feel for his family and friends. I also feel...

The G20

Well, the G20 is up and running in sunny Queensland. Today, in Brisbane, it’s around 37C (98.6F) and, being Queensland, it’s most likely┬áhumid too. The delegates probably won’t notice, coming from their air-conditioned hotels, in their...

The Christmas pageant.

The annual Christmas pageant (for my American friends think: Macey’s parade without the giant balloons) is over for another year. The bands have hung up their tubas and bagpipes, the clowns are probably still wiping off the make-up, the fairies have gone to...

Careful what you think…

I’ve just heard that Nabul Rajab, a human rights defender, is going on trial tomorrow for “publicly insulting official institutions”, with a possibility of three years in jail. I won’t say which country, in case someone is already collecting...