Weekly Wrap 474: Cold War, warm winter, and pubs

The week of Monday 24 to Sunday 30 June 2019 ended the financial year. I took the opportunity to have a proper weekend off. I was also moderately productive.

On Saturday, I walked to a few pubs in Sydney’s inner west. On Sunday, I caught the new Sydney Metro Northwest for the first time, to Rouse Hill. It was all made so much easier by the unseasonably warm and sunny days. We have so screwed the climate.


Media Appearances

Podcasts, Corporate Largesse


The Week Ahead

This first week of July includes the first sitting of the new Australian Parliament, so there’s bound to be some news from that. Other than that, I’ll be working through the backlog of material I’ve accumulated in recent weeks. The weekend is unplanned.

Further Ahead

A new episode of The 9pm Edict podcast with Nicholas Fryer will be recorded on Thursday 18 July and posted that night. There will probably be a small episode before then too, though I’m still pondering that.

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I’m thinking about how to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon coming up later in July. Ages ago, I wrote about my experience of the Space Age and the Real Space Age, but I want to do something more this time.

Apart from that, here’s a very partial list of some events that I’m planning to attend. Please let me know if there’s anything I should add. Send airline tickets.

[Photo: The Livingstone Hotel in Petersham, Sydney, photographed on 29 June 2019.]