SUE JACKSON Therapist/Writer/Photographer/Activist

Last year, as the unofficial blogger/photographer to the anti-East-West Link campaign, our battles were my blog's entire focus. But by Christmas, with the electoral win for people power and the dumping of the dud Tunnel, I was suddenly at a loss. What to write about now? Not sure yet. But there will be ongoing musings and images from this Australian life. So please leave a message. (No need to sign into an account. Simply comment as ‘anonymous’; then leave your name within the comment itself.)

Friday, May 12, 2006

Fiscal Foibles

Last week the Daily Telegraph phoned for my comments on their op ed piece about the Budget, which had been annouced the previous day. They wanted my thoughts on how baby boomers and Gens X and Y had fared in comparison with each other. Initially I hesitated. I only got 24 percent for Maths in Year 10 and then couldn't drop it fast enough, so my credentials as an expert on numbers are just a wee bit suspect. But that was only until I recalled what some of our leaders are currently advancing as 'economic truths' and 'fiscal realities'. By comparison, I reckon I'm eminently well qualified.
I'm about to fly the coop and head off to Prague, Vienna and Italy for Mozart's Birthday party. A lovely magazine owner who interviewed me about the Nest said that she might be interested in an article about the trip when I get back. I had intended making an artist's journal anyhow, but now am really looking forward to experimenting with writing in a new genre. Though I don't think Bill Bryson should worry just yet.