Bandicoots with bananas for ears

By Warren Nunn Here is a bandicoot and it has 12 bananas for ears. What exactly do I mean? That just doesn't make any sense. I agree. It's not meant to make any sense actually. Rather, it's about making a point. In a world with a myriad of opinions and millions of...

Black Lives Matter, so what’s the matter?

Black Lives Matter, so what’s the matter?

By Warren Nunn People throughout the world have had enough and stand united in their determination to end racism. Black Lives Matter is the movement that seemingly represents them. There could not be a more noble cause than to end racism. No thinking person could be...

Why do we treat each other so badly?

By Warren Nunn The horrors of the violent protests that have engulfed America are too much to comprehend. For any human to badly treat another human is unacceptable by any reasonable measure. We have a right to live and to be respected as humans, don’t we? When that...

Raelene Castle takes the fall for poor decisions

By Warren Nunn Until this week, Raelene Castle was Rugby Australia's CEO, the first woman to hold the prestigious role in that sport. She leaves the post dogged by controversy, mostly over the handling of the Israel Folau case. Former players wanted her out of the job...

Surviving lockdown by a whisker

By Warren Nunn If lockdown because of the global Wuhan coronavirus 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...

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...

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...