This is what my life needs at present:
I used the image six years ago in a post Distractions… when posting had fallen away. At present there are several factors keeping me from posting.
Firstly, you may recall me repeatedly telling Geoff Meill (come back Geoffrey!) that my thing was to write stuff; it was for other people to use the information if they chose.
Foolishly, feeling desperate after the election of the current goon squad, I joined LEAN (Labor Environment Action Network). LEAN has not sought a high public profile, but is very active internally within the party, whether Labor is in government or in opposition.
I’m told that Queensland’s push into renewables started with LEAN.
Happens that LEAN is having a national meeting in Sydney on the last weekend of this month. They’ve put out an Issues Paper, which has inspired me to look at things like what a climate emergency response would really look like, beyond empty words, how climate change is properly conceptualised within the environment generally, or ‘ecological sustainability’ if you like, which happens to be one of The Greens four pillars.
Not that we would copy their song sheet, we need to make our own music.
The post has involved a lot of reading and writing. Half way through I threw it out and restructured the whole thing to get it briefer.
That failed, so now I have to put in headings and an executive summary, which perchance, someone might read. That is after I actually finish.
I’ve learnt a bit, so that is satisfaction enough.
Then, while I am quite fit and well for my age, my eyes have been giving me trouble, computer screens especially.
My medical support has been excellent, but yesterday we threw up our hands and I booked to see a specialist who removes cataracts, or more partticularly cataract removal. Of course that won’t happen soon, maybe not before Christmas.
As it happens, to getting to the place I would have the op is a favourite bridge that Extinction Rebellion lock down from time to time without notice. I won’t be pleased if they block my way on the day.
Be assured, this is not the end, but perhaps the end of promising deadlines.
Meanwhile I do still work about 16-20 hours a week, although things are slow. SEQ had a burst of rain, but there was a hole in the middle if you looked at the radar. Seems we have not being saying our prayers. At our place we got 19.5mm, which was just not enough to trigger growth in couch grass.
I heard the BOM man say ENSO is neutral, and the Indian Di-pole remains crook, so nothing is expected to change before the end of the year.
We will persevere.
BTW I only remembered that old post because someone unknown accessed it yesterday. That happens quite often.