Surviving lockdown by a whisker

By Warren Nunn If lockdown because of the global pandemic means changing routine, why not let my beard grow? Perhaps this is somewhat trivial but it’s one way of recording what happened in my life. The first week was marked by lots of telephone conversations...

Coronavirus, Spanish flu and how diseases spread

By Warren Nunn As the threat to humanity of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)  has been revealed, some comparisons have been made to the Spanish flu outbreak a century ago. The following is only meant to review what one person wrote at the time about the disease. An unnamed...

Past examples of climate change?

By Warren Nunn When considering the scientific suggestion that humans are a major cause of what is being called climate change, can we learn anything from what happened in the past? Some people won’t even discuss possible other explanations and/or alternative...

What does a real apology look like?

By Warren Nunn An apology. What makes an apology believable? How does anyone sincerely deliver an apology, while freely and genuinely admitting their mistakes? We often see those who are caught out by their mistakes making apologies that aren’t really that...

Extremist fundamentalists

By Warren Nunn Are those who respond with vitriol to certain opinions actually intolerant, extremist, fundamentalists? It could be said that irrational outbursts and vitriol are becoming more common, particularly on controversial subjects. In Australia, the...

4 Federal election aftermath – my vote

Former Labor Prime Ministers Gough Whitlam and Paul Keating. By Warren Nunn 2 The confusion  | 3 The tension | 4 My vote | 5 Policy problems | 6 Handouts | 7 The needy |  8 Too much? |  9 The truth? |  10 The dissenters |  11 Intolerance | 12 Few decide No 4:...