Home Run

I can’t believe it’s nearly time to go back home to Colorado. The past six months has gone so fast! When I signed up to do a semester in Melbourne, I didn’t expect to get so involved in the place. Honestly, I only chose Melbourne because it was the one destination that qualified me to …

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Conveyancing Requires Coffee

I think I have a serious case put together for coffee being considered a human right. Did you know that restaurant can’t actually deny someone a cup of water, by law? That’s because humans need water to survive and it’s considered a plentiful enough resource to be able to give away for free. And then …

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Oxygen: It’s the Future

Am I the only one who watches sci-fi, with people sailing through the depths of space in various types of craft, and wonders what it’s like to breathe artificial oxygen? I’ve seen it addressed in ONE movie. ONE. Someone gets on a spaceship for the first time and says that the air tastes a bit …

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Pre-Baby Freakout

My younger brother, Mikhail, has me feeling a bit concerned. He’s recently become a father-to-be, which is no small amount of pressure at the age of 21. That in itself wouldn’t worry me, but he doesn’t seem to be coping that well, and his anxiety seems to be mounting as the pregnancy progresses. I sort …

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Searching for the Real Estate

As fun though as it’s been living in Mum and Dad’s swanky real estate down here in Melbourne, it’s about time I started looking for a place. But in Melbourne or Brisbane? I’m not sure yet, and it might depend on…factors. A few factors, you know, such as where I actually want to end up, …

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Raising Children, The Great Divider

I’ll never get over how different child-rearing is from place to place. You know, some more progressive folks will say that Australia and Canada have so much in common, and that’s why our countries have a good relationship. Anyone who’s studied a bit of history knows it’s because of Australian intervention in the war of …

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#Dogs4Automobiles

It’s time…time to right a wrong that has been wrong for a really long time. It is the longest of wrongs. And that wrong is the fact that dogs can’t drive. Now, it’s a complex issue. I understand that it has many facets, because the issue is multi-faceted, but with recent advancements in technology, I …

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