Monthly Archives: September 2018

If you have to watch the ads, at least be entertained or educated

Good advertisements are entertaining and emotional.  I’ve talked about Audible Australia, which takes famous songs, and ‘audibilises them”. They’re simply entertainment. There are the reaffirming ads. Like the Dove Real Beauty Sketches advertisement from 2013. Then there are the ads that truly inspire you and make you feel better about the world, like the recent…

A time for discovery

Gregor Mendel’s painstaking work with pea flowers established the rules of heredity, which led on to further discoveries about genetics. I’m slowly working my way through Alanna Mitchell’s The Spinning Magnet. It’s non-fiction, a book about the north and south magnetic poles switching and the impact that might have. The book caught my interest because…