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 with...

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 genuine....

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...

Federal election aftermath

  Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison with US President Donald Trump. By Warren Nunn In the aftermath of the Australian Federal election much has been written about the unexpected outcome of the conservative Coalition being re-elected. The opinion polls and...

3 Federal election aftermath – tension

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 3. After considering the confusion, where next do I go? Tension between...

2 Federal election aftermath – confusion

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 2: These thoughts follow from my initial observations about the...

9 Federal election aftermath – truth?

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 9: The problem of the metanarrative. Who decides what is truth? Some...

5 Federal election aftermath – policy problems

Political party logos: Labor, Liberal and Nationals. 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 5: Previously I...