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The Covid Diaries 7 – The Wipers

The Wipers are here. On every main street, you'll seet them during daylight hours. Young people, many of whom appear to be Indian students, wearing high vis vests. Orange in Burke Road. Yellow in Victoria Street. Is it plumage? They travel in packs of five or more. They chat as they slowly move down the… Continue reading The Covid Diaries 7 – The Wipers

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The COVID Diaries 6 – Learning things

I've learned a lot about myself these past few weeks. I'm not a very good teacher, for one thing. I mean, I spend a lot of time teaching for my job, and think I'm all right at it. But that's with adults, who are already quite well trained, are highly motivated, and for whom I… Continue reading The COVID Diaries 6 – Learning things

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The COVID Diaries #2 – Strange Days

It's a strange feeling out there at the moment. Everyone is waiting for something to happen and endlessly discussing the various possibilities and ramifications, but... nothing yet. The numbers climb (300ish confirmed infected in Australia) but no-one really knows anyone directly affected. The worst part so far has probably been the old man who Wife… Continue reading The COVID Diaries #2 – Strange Days