Weekly Wrap 513: Lockdown week three leads to introspection

When you’re stuck at home by yourself with a lot less work to do, your mind starts to think its way down some curious laneways. That’s what happened in my week of Monday 22 to Sunday 29 March 2020.

Even though I made a podcast about the coronavirus thing last week, I made two more this week. “The 9pm His Plague Diary 2” was particularly thoughtful, but all three seem to have a different tone from usual. I hope you enjoy them


  • “The 9pm His Plague Diary 2”, being The 9pm Edict episode 98 recorded on Tuesday. It’s also on Spreaker and SoundCloud, as well as Apple Podcasts, Castbox, Deezer, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Pocket Casts, Podcast Addict, Podchaser, and Spotify.
  • “The 9pm His Plague Diary 3”, being The 9pm Edict episode 99 recorded on Friday. It’s also on Spreaker and SoundCloud and all those other places.

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  • Not quite an article as such, but across the weekend I analysed a misleading photograph that purported to show a crowded boardwalk at Cronulla. In fact the 40-odd people in a 100-metre section were exhibiting appropriate social distancing.
An APP photo purporting to be a “crowded boardwalk” at Cronulla is in fact not.

Media Appearances

Corporate Largesse

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The Week Ahead

Once more I’ll spend the entire week at Bunjaree Cottages at Wentworth Falls, with no trips down to Sydney planned.

There will be at least one podcast episode, but that’ll appear when it appears.

Shopping will be on Wednesday Thursday this week, and while in Katoomba I’ll get this years flu vaccine.

Get your damn flu vaccine, people. It’ll help keep people out of hospitals that are needed for COVID-19 patients, and stop the coughs and fevers that might otherwise have you panicking.

But apart from that… well… there is nothing in my schedule. Meetings and seminars and social events have all been cancelled, of course. There’s a dearth of news because people and businesses are focusing on their coronavirus response. I’m finding it harder to focus anyway. Interesting times.

Further Ahead

It remains to be seen how many of these events will still be happening, but here’s the current list.

Please let me know if there’s anything I should add. I doubt that there is, but it’s worth asking.

[Photo: Sad Bunnies in Wentworth Falls, photographed on 25 March 2020. The cafe tables are taped out at the normally busy Schwarz’s Bakery in Wentworth Falls during Australia’s coronavirus pandemic lockdown. The Easter Bunnies, one on every table, look sad and lonely.]