Posted by: jkirkby8712 | September 15, 2011

Wednesday, 14th September 2011 – just in passing!

Certainly, the revelations yesterday, made under parliamentary privilege, created a real media stir, and it would be the subject of much discussion over the next few days. In this particular case, I’m in two minds as to how I feel about the action taken by the senator on Tuesday night, but I might await the immediate outcome before commenting much further. It just seems as though there is more to this story than has been revealed so far, and interesting to note that the person lodging the initial complaint [which apparently hasn’t officially happened] was an adult, in his early twenties,  at the time of the alleged offence!  On the other side of things, quite obviously, a priest, who has had a presumably successful ‘career’ in the 50 years that have elapsed since that time, is quite naturally going to claim ‘complete innocence’  Who is there to dispute him other than his accuser –  or God?  Anyway, as noted, it has certainly given the media something other than the ongoing ‘debates’ in Federal Parliament about carbon tax, refugees, etc, etc, to devote their energies to!!

Quiet day today, and weather wise, a bit of a springtime mix of sunshine, periods of showers, and a cool evening. I was not unhappy to receive advice that tonight’s Family History committee meeting was off – half the membership had the flu apparently. I had plenty to occupy myself at home, and content to remain there once I arrived.  Meanwhile, Susie, who seems to be back in Sunbury on a more or less permanent basis, is not so well herself, with throat and flu symptoms. Don’t think she can blame me, as I’ve not seen that much of her over the past week, even though she is back ‘home’   – was nice to have her at least ‘here’ in the house for a couple of nights in a row! She must be unwell!

Rugby World Cup update:  included an upset victory to Canada in today’s three games, which were the first to have been played since Sunday.!  Australia’s next match is against Ireland on Saturday – certainly hope it doesn’t clash with Carlton’s game again!  Today’s results:

Samoa  49 defeated Namibia 12

Canada 25 defeated Tonga 20

Scotland 15 defeated Georgia 6.


On a different theme, here is this month’s special quote, as provided to me via the Uniting Church’s EarthTeam group –  the originator, Albert Einstein.  Something deep to reflect upon J

“A human being is part of the whole called by us universe , a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty… We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.”


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