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Trust

I have come across three discussions about trust this week. They just jumped out at me! 1. All of the guests on Phillip Adams' review of...

Learning about IKEA

I have written a number of posts about place and space in this blog. I am always on the lookout for stories about novel ideas. This...

Noam Chomsky: Sydney Peace Prize 2011

Noam Chomsky is the recipient of this year's Sydney Peace Prize. He delivered the City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture in the Sydney Town Hall...

Hearing Voices

I heard two delightful radio items this week. Both items exemplified for me the invitational nature of voice and the triggering of enquiry. On 30 August...

John, Clegg and Paddy

I was fascinated to read John Carmody's account of War and Brotherhood in The Australian on 23 April. He wrote about two remarkable men, Clegg...

Wireless Experience

I have been thinking about wireless systems this week. At the weekend I was in Tasmania using a wireless Internet connection that gave me access...

Gaining Access

Introduction Last week (9 November) Taryn Simon was a guest of Phillip Adam's on Radio National's Late Night Live program. The basis for the interview...

Resilient Authoritarianism and Soft Power

Introduction Last Thursday I was driving into Canberra and had the opportunity to listen to Richard McGregor's interview with Margaret Throsby on ABC's Classic FM....

Happiness, Wellbeing and Habitus

Some time ago in this blog I wrote about wellbeing and demography. This week I had an opportunity to revisit some of the ideas...

Synoptic Vision, James Hansen and Tony Fitzgerald

It has been a busy week for me but it has been bracketed by two remarkable Radio National items. On my drive into Canberra...