Category: Life

Time is Wasted

Pricks: An Open Letter to the Premiers

Reading Time: 5 minutes This is an open letter to Mark McGowan, Annastacia Palaszczuk and any of the other representatives that need a reminder of who they represent. I’ll also be forwarding this to my local MP and encourage any of my readers to do so too. COVID-19 has been an absolute mind-fuck. I hate it, you hate it, …

I Can’t Help What You Feel

Reading Time: 6 minutes The reason I’m writing this is because at the time of writing, I have a couple of friends who are not speaking with me for various reasons. I’m both annoyed at them and hurt by their attitudes because ultimately, the issues are either of their own actions or their own decisions. Whilst I’m not going …

The Fuzz and the Parade

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Victorian Pride Lobby, a group that describes themselves as a ‘community advocacy group working toward equality and social justice for the Victorian LGBTIQA+ community’ has recently published an open letter to Midsumma (the organisation that runs the Midsumma Festival, an LGBTI+ pride event in Melbourne) demanding that Victoria Police officers from marching during the …

Goodbye VicBears

Reading Time: 3 minutes As some of you may already know, and others may not, I made the choice to resign my position as Secretary of VicBears recently. It wasn’t a decision that I made lightly, but one that I decided to do for a number of reasons. Given that there’s been a bit of controversy around VicBears, and …

The One That Got Away

Reading Time: 3 minutes As I approach my 30th (fine, 32nd) birthday, and since moving back to Perth, I’ve been thinking more on the relationships that didn’t eventuate to anything because I ended them. People who were genuinely good people and who I’d otherwise have considered compatible but came along at the wrong time in my life. Rugby Player …

Making Time, Before It’s Too Late

Reading Time: 4 minutes A couple of weeks ago I was asked, through my mum, by my grandma, that my great uncle wanted to see me. My great uncle had recently moved from his home in rural Western Australia to a retirement village. I hadn’t seen my great uncle in several years. The Incident When I was about 17 …

It’s Sad, But It Ain’t a Tragedy (1)

Reading Time: 4 minutes Trigger warning for this post, it deals with death. It also deals with logic over emotion. What’s said in this post will not likely fit in with many people’s emotions when it comes to death of loved ones. I’m also not arguing liability here, that’s for lawyers to do. This is part 1 of a …

United We Fall

Reading Time: 6 minutes Firstly, I’m not normally the kind of person to get salty after working in a job that has a bad manager or bad management. I’ve worked in plenty of places like that before and I’m sure, given I’ve got at least another 30 years of working career left, I will do it again at some …

Goodbye 2020, and Go Fuck Yourself

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you thought 2020 was a fantastic year, please let me know where you got the drugs from. Because if you were pleased with 2020 and what you’ve accomplished, those must be some very strong drugs. For most people, myself included, 2020 was a year of failures. It was the year of COVID, after all. …

Transitions

Reading Time: 6 minutes I want to start this post off with some warnings and disclaimers as this is a sensitive topic for some people, and also contains a few things that I may not have shared with people involved. Disclaimer/Trigger Warnings/Etc. Firstly, this post might contain some things that people from the trans community might find hurtful, this …