Begun in 2008, it's unlikely that I'll regularly make entries to this blog, so do check my main site at

This blog is more likely to include posts of a political nature - and one that requires sisu on the part of many!

Archives dated prior to March 2008 are entries moved across from either LiveJournal or Octant.

Recent Posts


Avatar - the film

I took the opportunity a couple of days ago to see this film in 3-D at Melbourne’s IMAX (which currently boasts the world’s second-largest 3-D screen… and rates third for 2-D projections). Having been informed that a long queue forms for seating, I arrived early enough to be one of the first in the queue, […]

Steiner, NAPLAN and student withdrawals

I’m pleased to hear that ALL students in classes 3, 5, 7 and 9 in Victoria’s largest and oldest Steiner school have been withdrawn by their parents from having had to participate in NAPLAN tests. One would expect that all students in ALL Steiner schools and Steiner-inspired ‘streams’ in State schools would similarly be withdrawn, […]

NAPLAN – or the demise of pedagogical principles

As you may be aware, next week is when Australian schools are under obligation to provide standardised tests to students in classes (or years) 3, 5, 7 and 9 who have not been withdrawn from participation by their parents (or by their school in very special circumstances in which this is permitted).

For those who may […]

Rudolf Steiner and Freemasonry

Now how about this…

Finally a workshop that crosses two of my principal interests, namely the works of Rudolf Steiner and Freemasonry, and such on the other side of the globe.

The University of Sheffield’s Centre for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism is presenting the following:

Workshop on The Temple Legend November 1 2008

The Centre will host […]