3 reasons to care about the culture you live in

Hard work and some hate mail – you experience both when you care about the culture you live in and advocate for those who are harmed by the worst of it. So in the midst of busy days and full lives, why should we care about the culture we live in? Why not leave it to the professional activists, rather than getting entangled in difficult … Continue reading 3 reasons to care about the culture you live in

What I find extraordinary: on beating rather than leading

By Ruth Limkin I’ve been out of the country for a few weeks but social media meant I could stay in touch with what was happening at home. That was nice enough at the beginning of my trip, but the ‘warm Aussie glow’ you feel when abroad waned as I observed the antics of those in the federal government. The activity around the federal leadership … Continue reading What I find extraordinary: on beating rather than leading

What the Captain did, and why we detest it

By Ruth Limkin Francesco Schettino is not only the shamed captain of the ill-fated cruise liner Costa Concordia, which fatally ran aground off the Tuscan coast. He is also now the inspiration between a new hashtag on twitter – #trippedandfell. The hashtag sprung from the disbelief at the Captain’s claims that he didn’t deliberately abandon ship while there were still hundred of passengers on board, … Continue reading What the Captain did, and why we detest it