It’s a tough life but somebody has to do it.

Seriously though – the trip was great, the boys and I had lots of fun stopping off at Parkes Observatory, going to a planetarium at Coonabarabran to see Saturn through a telescope, checking out the radio telescope array at Narrabri, etc. We saw emus and kangaroos in their natural habitat. It made me remember how much I enjoy the Australian countryside. Twenty years in Melbourne can make you forget how beautiful the colours are out in the country, the blonde grasses, the red soil in the sunset, etc. Check out the photos.
The house in Brisbane is great, although there doesn’t seem to be a decent cafe within several suburbs, but the kids are loving the pool (they are in there as I write this), so all’s well.

If you haven’t already, I highly recommend you listen to The Productivity Show #35 – Tim Ferriss “The 4 Hour Work Week”. It’s a couple of months old but I just got around to listening to it on the way up here. TPN’s Tony Goodson had a great chat with Ferriss about living life NOW, not when you are 65. Our society has things pretty screwed up. We get taught to spend the best years of our lives working in jobs we don’t like, for people we don’t like, to make enough money to buy things we don’t need, to impress people who don’t matter or just to fill the holes in our psyche which are created by the fact that we’re spending all this time doing unimportant things in the first place. It’s all screwed up but you can change it if you want.

Which brings me back to sitting by the pool on a Monday morning….