On this night, 20 years ago…

At 7pm on the 27th October 1998, I was several hours off becoming a mother. Being a first-time mother and everything being quite s-l-o-w, I was hopeful that it wasn’t as far away as it actually was. In reality, I wouldn’t be ready to push until 2am. ¬† I was using water in labour, some …

Put… the … smartphone … down

You know the time has come to go off-line when your fingers are itching to send the response “spoil sport” to the Health bureaucrat’s email politely requesting that you don’t include LGBTI in the client survey form. ¬†Especially when that impulse is accompanied by uncontrollable public giggling. It is Melbourne time, and past time to …