Journalists as drips on the drip feed…

Journalism eh? But what is to be done, at a systemic level? [Rob] Chalmers, although a Labor sympathiser, put all politicians through the ringer. He refused to socialise with them and was disdainful of the trend towards celebrity journalism and the insidious practice of reporters being 'on the drip' – getting stories from politicians and... Continue Reading →

Karoshing defeat

Faster faster Faster is the master Break faster Eat eat eat The speed, the speed is all you’ll ever need to...   No.   Slow as you go. Slow food, slow violence. Slow down down Escape velocity.   We cannot escape velocity, you , you yokel.  You too vocal local yokel, lacking in veracity. True... Continue Reading →


"There is even a word in Japanese, kaisen, for these tiny steps towards growing new habits..." (Poulson, 2008)

Dump and deny journalism

Like pump and dump stocks, dump and deny journalism.... Hat-tip to former On Dit editor David Penberthy... Over at News Ltd, David Penberthy of The Punch has another crack at Canberra-based political journalists. He reminds readers that in the past off-the-record was used for only one of two reasons: to protect whistle-blowers, a la the... Continue Reading →

Sexism and social movements….

‘Sexism isn’t the problem: anyone can talk when they want to,” declared one man. “It’s just that some of us have had more experience and can talk more easily in groups.” “We all support women’s liberation,” chimed in another man. Around the room, reactions spanned a wide range: resentment, distraction, passive interest, eagerness and anxiousness.... Continue Reading →

Good burnout advice from Edward Abbey

“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you... Continue Reading →

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