Mass Apologies

I’m going to go ahead and apologize on behalf of the blog for being unposty so far this week. I figure most of us are on holiday, prancing around in the fine weather or writing media reports (guess which I’m doing!). I’d love to have something to say that doesn’t have to do with the Walter Reed media scandal in Washington, but I just don’t at the moment.

As part of a democratic process, anyone who has a life this week want to recommend something for the blog? Send me an email if you’ve got an idea you just have to see blogged. Because, clearly, a blog reference is the most any of us can hope to achieve these days. Keep strivin’, guys.

For my part, I have to go back to writing something that involves the phrase “ontological security.” As part of my commitment to you readers, I pledge never to discuss this again. That’s how much I care about your brains not melting from boredom.

Too late!

4 Comments so far

  1. Darren (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 3:47 pm

    I’m writ’in an essay on western feminism, another on American executive war powers, and a lit’le buggy one on the atomic bomb in World War II.

    I know your pain.


  2. Brett (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 7:51 pm

    Writing a PhD thesis. I win (or lose, as the case may be …)


  3. Ross Hill (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 6:54 pm

    Recommendation? Go outside, the weathers great today :)


  4. William Luu (unregistered) on April 12th, 2007 @ 1:38 pm

    Don’t worry Brie, it’s natural for blogs to have less content during the holiday season, that’s just the way it is!

    My recommendation is for doing a mass rain dance across the state, we need more rain in Victoria. We pretty much need more water around most parts of Australia.

    Maybe a debate here about possible solutions to the water problems we’re having in this state?

    There was an article a few days ago in The Age about possibly building a desalination plant for Victoria (ref: http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/push-for-huge-desalination-plant/2007/04/06/1175366479355.html).

    Oh, and there was a good Dateline story last month about this topic, here’s a link to the show transcript: http://news.sbs.com.au/dateline/index.php?page=transcript&dte=2007-03-21&headlineid=1233

    Here’s an interesting quote from the article:

    “Although a small amount of the recycled water makes its way into the drinking supply, most of it is used for industry.

    YAP KHENG GUAN: The demand from the non-domestic sector is actually very high and there is really no need for us to actually think about using NeWater for the time being for domestic purpose. Yes, we do have some part of NeWater but a very small part. It goes into the reservoir, so it’s not directly into the drinking water network but into the reservoir.”

    I think that’s should be the start of what we do here. Get the non-domestic users of water to start using recycled water rather than from the reservoirs. I wonder how much water that would save? We’re in the situation now that drinking water is of a limited supply.



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