Are you a Phubber?

Are you that strange beast who prefers your cyber life to your real one? Are you out with friends, but 'checking them in' on Facebook? Are you at a party that you're discussing with a follower on twitter? Then my friend, you are phone-snubbing (or phubbing). It's a new Australian term you'll hear more about. …

Gay Angels

About ten years ago I read Elizabeth Knox’s original novel, The Vintner’s Luck. In it a failed wine maker and family man, Sorban, meets a male angel who he develops a relationship with, over a considerable period of his life. They talk, they make love, and they talk some more. Of course, other stuff happens …

Manager or Boss

Am I alone in thinking this? To me it seems that when I joined the workforce in the 1980's, there was a sense of mentor-ship that led to real careers. You could feel safe knowing that if you wanted to, the place you worked in would reward you with training from older skilled professionals. Plus you …

The Misguided Pope

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a little while now, so please excuse me for reporting on old news. Just before France brought in marriage equality, New Zealand did as well. Although I heard about it on an evening radio program on Triple J, it was this speech that most of you have …