Life in Oz – March 13, 2007

Thank you to all who have asked how things are going here – Many apologies for not having answered earlier. We have settled in, at last, and are trying to find that elusive balance between work/studying and finding our way around the city. We just had a relaxing weekend in Caloundra — thanks to Roy [...]

Ripped from the headlines – February 8, 2007

Various tales from Australian newspaper headlines over the past week or so … Some funny, some serious. Google Embarrassed in Australia – Reporters at The Sydney Morning Herald discovered an embarrassing flaw in Google’s Map product – Google recommends a 10.4 kilometer trip, across the harbor and back, to go the thirty steps from [...]

Australia Day – January 26, 2007

Happy Australia Day! On January 26, 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip took formal possession of the colony of New South Wales and became its first Governor. Australia Day, 26 January, is a national day of celebration where Australians and us wanna-be-Aussies come together to celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian. This makes today a [...]