I just read some disturbing news about a great Australian. An Australian whom I consider to be one of the great symbols, dare I say one of the icons, of this wonderful but very sunburnt land of ours. And I feel it’s my duty to sing the praises of this great Australian and raise my voice to register my concerns.
It seems like every second day is something day. I guess it’s a traditional that goes way back – to major religious/cultural events like Christmas or Passover or New Year’s Day. Then there are the ones specific to countries. Here in Australia, we have occasions like Australia Day, ANZAC Day and Cup Day (hooray for Australia- we have a public holiday for a horse race).
More recently, special days have been established to celebrate various groups within our community. I suppose it started with Mother’s Day and Father’s day. We now have a bunch of other days designed to raise awareness of underrepresented groups or issues – International Women’s Day, World Refugee Day, World Cancer Day, World Autism Awareness Day, and so many others. I think this is a good thing. It’s important to ensure that these people or issues don’t slide off the radar. On a lighter note, we also have May 4th as a special Star Wars day (May the 4th be with you…) and International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19.
Writing presents so many challenges.
Hooray. 2020 has arrived. And the best thing is, I can begin the year with a pun. A really bad pun. So here we go. Here is my vision for 2020 – my 2020 vision!
Okay, so maybe not the most auspicious way to get a year started. But, as with any other year, I like to focus my very first post on considering what might be in store and what I would like to achieve.
Oh 2019. It seems like I hardly got to know you. And yet there you are, quickly coming to an end, like a long distance runner somehow putting on an extra burst of pace as they draw near to the finish line. How does it always happen? A new year begins, and just as I’m settling down and starting to get a sense of what it’s all about, it’s suddenly over.