Weekly Wrap 550: Hot weather, cooler weather, productivity, and a magpie

My week of Monday 7 to Sunday 13 December 2020 was remarkable productive even though I spent much of it in Sydney being a little unproductive. Three articles! A podcast! Even some planning!

Also, it’s just 12 days until Christmas. How does that make you feel?


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I also did two amusing Twitter threads describing groups of people at the pub. The first was a group of PR types. The second one, which was better, was about a couple of drunk blokes and their friends. There’s also another thread about a certain Queensland sovereign citizen.

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Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse

None. Again.


The Week Ahead

It’s week 39 of the Quarantimes at Bunjaree Cottages at Wentworth Falls. I hope to get a bunch of writing done, as well as planning out the next few weeks across Christmas and the New Year.

On Wednesday I should be recording the end-of year wrap episode of The 9pm Edict with an amazing panel who have yet to be locked in — so expect a separate announcement soon. Or one to say it’s been slightly delayed.

Update 14 December 2020: I have been tardy in contacting people. The plan now is to record things over the next ten days and produce the end-of-year wrap for posting in that short week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

On Friday it’s another trip down to Sydney for a medical thing and some errands.

I know I said this last week, but at some point I’ll be receiving the reviewers’ comments on my Carnegie Endowment paper and I’ll knock out the second draft. The annoying thing is that a whole bunch of things have changed so it’ll have to be a substantial rewrite.

Further Ahead

[Photo: An Australian magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen tibicen) photographed at Bunjaree Cottages on 13 December 2020.]