You might have heard, Brisbane and huge parts of Queensland have gone under water in a catastrophic flood. To put that in perspective, this is an area of land the size of France and Germany combined affected by the floods. Brisbane, which is the capital of Queensland is the fastest growing city in Australia and rates third for size in the country. As you might imagine, some absolutely tragic events have been unfolding in this flood.
I had to leave work in a bit of a hurry as I work right in the CBD, which was a surreal feeling; but apart from that my own family has been safe from the flooding, although we have no power for the foreseeable future and have had to be adopted into someone else’s home.
mr tog and I will be donating money to these two orgs today: * Médecins Sans Frontières Australia * Australian Red Cross Haiti Appeal Obviously, there are many other relief orgs doing good work in Haiti in the wake of… Read More ›
A lot of people think that breastfeeding is a tenuous, fragile, and even dangerous thing. Oh, they might concede that breastfeeding is a fine thing to do if it’s easy, and the mother is perfectly healthy, and the baby is… Read More ›
Update 9 Feb: There are now 126 people confirmed dead, and the toll is projected to rise about 200. Flickr photoset of the firest here. ~~ Any fire reports? Are the Hoydenizens ok? There’s probably no mobile coverage if you… Read More ›
Movie: ice and snow everywhere. Two men in front of bookshelves, one throwing all the books out. Second man objects – “these aren’t just books, they’re art!” First man (striking stoic squarejawed three-quarter turned pose) – “no they’re not, they’re… Read More ›