A Plan For The Future – Or Not

Diagram of planning cycle steps

By Compo [CC-BY-SA-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons

If you’re planning for the future, what do you do?

I’m guessing that you would think about what life might be like in that future, what sort of problems you might need to deal with, and how you might get from where you are now to where you want to be.

It wouldn’t be good planning if Continue reading

The Inconvenient Truth About High Gas Prices

Photo: Steven Depolo licenced under CC BY 2.0

Photo: Steven Depolo licenced under CC BY 2.0

‘High gas prices threaten thousands of jobs, billions of dollars: industry.’

That was the headline for an ABC story on 21 July 2014 about a report by Deloitte Access Economics. Fairfax media ran a similar story with the headline ‘Thousands of jobs at risk due to surging gas price, new research warns’.

But is it the full story? Continue reading

Becoming More Sustainable? What’s Your Real Problem?

Do you sometimes get so stuck in a rutQuestion mark red 3D glossy that you lose sight of where you’re going?

Sometimes, we can get so fixated on trying to deal with an issue that’s stressing us out – or coping with day-to-day life – that we cannot see that maybe we are trying to solve the wrong problem. Continue reading

No-Brainers For The Equinox

Next weekend is the equinox.Caulking outside

In the northern hemisphere, days will become shorter than nights. And that means that there is less sunlight to heat our homes and atmosphere…and more time to lose that heat.

In the southern hemisphere, it means that days will become Continue reading

While The Cat’s Away…

A little while ago, I had to go interstate at short notice.Spiral compact fluorescent light bulb

I didn’t think it would be much of a problem. One teen would stay with their father, taking the dog with them. And the other, who’s 18, was moving out. So all I had to do was organise for the mail to be collected.

But things don’t always turn out as planned.

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