VITTA

I'm spending today and tomorrow at a conference in Melbourne on technology in education. Normally our IT teacher would go to this sort of thing, but she's on our year 10 camp this week so it fell to me to go. I'm quite happy about this because, if you know me, you'll know that I'm …

RefuJesus

I know that a lot of people think we need to temper our refugee intake with 'reasonableness', that we must protect ourselves from possible threats.  I see the logic in this to a degree, but I don't remember Jesus teaching us to weigh possible consequences with compassion.  In fact, didn't he encourage his disciples to …

Mark No Religion

There seems to be a strong sense of pride for those marking 'no religion' on the census.  This I don't really get.  Surely that is simply an anti-religion stance.  It's not standing for anything, it's standing against something.  A huge part of the 'anti-religion' movement seems to be about tolerance and open mindedness.  I can't …

Maggie

Yesterday was one of the hardest days of my life. On Friday night my mum told me on the phone that they were going to have our 16 year old dog Maggie put down.  She was almost completely deaf, half blind, arthritis all through her back legs, and she threw up almost every meal.  This …