Weekly Wrap 498: Many smoke, no work, very poo

The entire week of Monday 9 to Sunday 15 December 2019 was lost to gastrointestinal wonders, thanks very much. I still don’t know what’s going on down there. But let’s not dwell on that, because it’s finally started improving.

It was also the week when Sydney’s sky was so drenched in bushfire smoke that the level of 2.5µm particles hit more than 12 times the level considered hazardous.

Articles, Podcasts, Corporate Largesse

None. I’ll have to catch up over the so-called “summer break”. It’s a freelancer’s worst nightmare. Wish me luck.

Media Appearances

The Week Ahead

The shape of the first part of the week will depend on my health status. Nevertheless, I’m heading back up the the Blue Mountains on Monday, and returning to Sydney on Tuesday for a discussion titled Avoiding war: How states negotiate at the Lowy Institute, followed by medical things. I’ll stay on Sydney overnight.

On Thursday I’m preparing for, and on Friday recording an episode of The 9pm Edict with Nicholas Fryer. It’s an end-of-year wrap, and will posted that night. If you’re owed some input into the podcast, please get in touch before Thursday lunchtime.

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On the weekend I’m heading over to Ashfield for yet more cat-sitting. I’ll be there right across the Christmas period until 29 December.

Further Ahead

I still haven’t planned anything over the summer yet.

Here’s the plan so far. Please let me know if there’s anything I should add. Send airline tickets if it’s outside the Sydney region.

[Photo: V-Set under an orange sky. A NSW TrainLink V-set bound for Lithgow waits at Sydney Central station platform 10 under the sky turned red by bushfire smoke. Photographed on 7 December 2019. OK, that’s last week, but close enough.]