Two blogs to read. And thank you, and happy holidays!

24 Dec

I’ve just read two blogs that remind me just how classy Australian blogs can be.

First, in the spirit of the season David Horton takes a good look at those whining reactionaries such as Barnaby Joyce who always get on their soapboxes at this time of the year and complain about the de-Xmassing of Xmas. The Watermelon Man’s posts invariably contain little gems of information that both delight and embiggen the brain, and this one is no exception. While you’re there, have a look at some of the other posts because Horton has one of the most unique and interesting voices in the blogosphere.

Then there’s this one, by Carey Moore. It’s a timely reminder that no matter how bizarre one might believe Tony Abbott to be, this is no time to get complacent about his chances of being the next PM. Titled “Busting a few Tony Abbott myths,” Carey unpacks five common assumptions made by Abbott haters that speak to the unlikely prospect that he’ll become our nation’s leader, and shows just how dangerous they could become if we allowed ourselves to be lulled by them.

One of the things I like about this time of the year is the enforced holiday. I like it that the country slows down for a couple of weeks, and that gives me permission to do the same. What the hell, it’s Xmas, I don’t have to…. fill in the blanks. For the next couple of weeks we can loaf about, kayak as much as we want to, sleep in, read crime novels, watch the Sopranos again from the very first series, listen to as much music as we want and slop around in our bathers and sarongs all day. Friends and family will come and go over the next few weeks, and the house has been made ready for easy hospitality.

So I may or may not put stuff up on Sheep!

Thank you so very much for visiting here, reading the blogs, commenting, and engaging with me. No Place for Sheep is approaching its first anniversary in a few days. We’ve had over 43,000 visits this year, and the National Library of Australia has suggested adding us to its digital archives, an honour indeed.

I’ve discovered I was born to blog, and I’ll be forever grateful to have lived in an era when this powerful means of self-expression is so readily available.

If you can, spare a thought for people doing it rough for whatever reason. Those of us free to enjoy this time of the year are among the earth’s most privileged inhabitants.

Be safe, be well, and love one another.

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5 Responses to “Two blogs to read. And thank you, and happy holidays!”

  1. Bayardo March 15, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    Guess whose got a new gig at the Herald Sun? Replacing Jill Singer?

    http://melindatankardreist.com/2012/03/on-international-women%E2%80%99s-day-girls-ask-the-big-questions-am-i-pretty-enough/

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  2. Hypocritophobe March 15, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    Pickle me Grandmother.

    Who WOULDN’T have thought?

    The foundations are definitely being laid for media or politics or both.

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    • Jennifer Wilson March 15, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

      Here’s another reist is a victim piece: http://www.kf2bk.com/latest_news.htm&news_id=59

      It’s astonishing how they lie. Every reference to Reist’s religious affiliations (and work with Harradine) is verified by the church organisations with who she’s been involved. Every single bit. date, page author. Are they mad to keep denying this?

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