Bubble trouble

Having recently begun university studies, I noticed that not only was I feeling excitement about embarking on this new mission, there was something else going on that I couldn’t quite put a name, a feeling or a face to. During the enrolment process, working out timetables and selecting tutorials, it became clear to me that I was ready for this ... continue reading

You’re up and you’re down

Last weekend, I was entertaining friends who had stopped by the house for a coffee and a catch up. Once we settled down into our comfortable banter, the conversation soon turned to their latest mountain biking adventure where they described in detail the terrain and effort needed to complete the course. The route included steep uphills where ... continue reading

Diagnosis by brain scan

There has been much excitement in the press recently on research claiming that a particular type of brain scan is able to diagnose mental health disorders, in particular PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The Magnetoencephalography (MEG) scan is a technique for mapping brain activity by recording magnetic fields produced by electrical ... continue reading

When am I?

The radio alarm came to life at 6.25 am and filled the room with the usual morning show chatter. As consciousness came to me, I became aware of the radio announcer’s guest talking about his family history, hardships and events that led to their migration to Australia as refugees. During this conversation, he mentioned the words of wisdom his ... continue reading