Back on 2 Wheels

Say hello to Zahara, my new scooter, flight of fancy and freedom machine. No, really! When I left Brisbane to return to Perth, I had to sell my trusty Red Devil to a nice Italian lady, a migrant like myself to Australia. 2 years on and I find myself back on 2 wheels, partly because…

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Going…Gone West!

I haven’t posted much on the blog this year for a number of reasons but most important of these is as stated above: we recently made the move from Brisbane to Perth, travelling thousands of miles in the ute (or pickup) across the breadth of Australia. Not being game to travel down the East Coast…

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Hello

I call this blog Academia from a Scooter because most days that’s how I get to the campus where I work. The view from my modest little scooter is quite interesting. One I never thought I’d gain from the cosy interior of my Australian petrol monster a few years ago. I am an academic, which…

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The Value of Vulnerabilities

Most days I ride a 50 cc scooter to the university. I started doing that in 2010 after a trio of parking tickets in as many weeks left me furious. There are other options, of course, bicycles (including the electric ones) public transport and taxis. I won’t go into the reasons why I chose a…

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Epic Struggles …

I very nearly gave up this site today because I spent far too many hours trying to figure out how to restore the ability to save hyperlinks when I have a deadline looming and a backlog of research to do. The problem and beauty of Content Management Systems (CMS) like Joomla is that while they…

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Why I call this a collection

I had a number of fancy terms in mind for this but decided that collection is probably a more honest way to sum up the motley mish mash of information I want to gather here. I have a magpie tendency to collect pretty things and my mind hops about like a grasshopper. Those who have…

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