Protected: Great day

Today was my first day of Inter­na­tional Gender Politics, although all I was doing was sit­ting in on the lec­ture; tutes don’t start until next week. It was ter­rific. Sheila is warm and funny in person and she man­aged to make people laugh a few times...

Protected: Bah

Just found out this morning that I won’t be teaching digital media this semester after all (that’s in addi­tion to teaching gender politics which is all still hap­pening). Can’t quite decide if I’m relieved (less work; won’t have to rush across campus from one...

Protected: Swoosh

In classic Rosanne-falls-on-her-feet style, my week-long frenzy of résumé-sending got fairly imme­diate res­ults, even if only of the gap-filling kind. Yes­terday morning, I got a call from a Pro­fessor Rob Watts at RMIT who is in des­perate need of...

Protected: Tail end of a cyclone

Today in Mel­bourne, the winds hit more than 150 kilo­metres per hour and two people were crushed by falling masonry. A train was struck by light­ning and limbs were whipped from gum trees before my eyes. Walking involved leaning for­ward at a 45-degree...

Protected: Settling right in

How very bizarre. On Monday, a full, oh, 24 hours after we landed in the country, we were walking in Bourke St Mall when a gen­tleman approached us and asked if we were looking for work. He was recruiting for front­line fun­draisers for a com­pany...