The holiday season is here. The beaches are filling up with people who would normally be working or studying, and children who would usually be at school. Conversations start or close with β€œwhat are you doing for Christmas?” or β€œwill you be at home or are you going away?” The air-conditioned shopping centres are filling with people escaping the heat and buying gifts for their friends, relatives and loved ones. Yes, the… Read More

This week I was asked if I’m enjoying the experiment. My immediate response then, and now, is a resounding Yes! I feel it’s giving me a focus that is quite healthy for me at present. You see a couple of months ago I was told my teaching contract wouldn’t be renewed. It was a casual part-time contract for teaching academic writing at Southern Cross University. I’d been teaching there for three years… Read More

Any good experiment needs some statistics to make some sense of what’s going on. Since starting this experiment, I’ve been recording some facts about my cycling trips: where I rode, why, how far it was, how long I took and for a bit of fun, the maximum speed I rode (which at present is 45.2 km/hour! It was downhill with a tailwind – I had very little choice but to go fast… Read More