Escape Pod [Review]

As a city dweller ex-pat, now living in a remote coastal town, I spend a lot of time utilising automotive transportation to travel to the big city. Being as I am, I tend to fill every square inch of my life with activities. What was needed was a way to make these high speed, yet relatively idle hours, more productive. Enter podcasts. More specifically, sci-fi podcasts. Even more specifically, one sci-fi podcast – Escape Pod.

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Modern Crusaders – Intellectual Fascists

A group calling themselves Friends of Science in Medicine have taken it upon themselves to tell us what we can study, what therapies we can and can’t use and what our health insurance should be spent on. Apparently we are not to be trusted to make these decisions for ourselves. No doubt they believe they’re our knights in shining armour saving us from ourselves but I seriously question their motives and their understanding of their own science.

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A Pragmatic Perspective of Lurve

Some people never find love, others don’t want it but for most it is a thing to be sought after and worked on. A friend posted this quote on Facebook;

“So don’t fall in love, there’s just too much to lose. If you’re given the choice then I’m begging you please to walk away, walk away”.

It made me sit up. Maybe they like the source of the quote but I found the sentiment so wrong that I felt compelled to respond.

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Turnovers, Tarts & Dumplings [Found Poem]

For my writing tutorial this week we have been asked to write a ‘found poem’ from a one page recipe we were given last week. The rules were:

  • You must use only words from the recipe page, except,
  • you can add small words like; the, and, when, a to make sense of the poem and
  • you can change the tense or the form of words, e.g. make singular plural, and
  • you can reuse words as often as you like.

Here’s what I came up with from my recipe for Peach Pocket Dumplings.

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