Weekly Wrap 582: Winter with a butcherbird, plus some cybers

In my seemingly fortnightly cycle of productivity levels, the week of Monday 19 to Sunday 25 July 2021 was less productive than the previous week, but there was some excellent news.

My latest crowdfunding campaign, The 9pm Late Winter Series 2021, wrapped up on Thursday night having achieved Targets One and Two, and a bit more. Thank you all so much. That means six episodes of The 9pm Edict podcast with special guests between now and the end of August, and I’ll make the last one a bit more special in some way.

The ,lockdown and the cold weather has kept me indoors or very close to home, but I’ve noticed a lot more birds at Bunjaree Cottages lately. That’s why there’s been photos of them in most of the recent Weekly Wraps.

Media Appearances

Articles, Podcasts, Corporate Largesse

None. But you can read my previous writing at Authory, where you can also subscribe to get a compilation of new stories by email each Sunday morning, when there are some.


The Week Ahead

This will be the fifth COVID-19 lockdown week for Greater Sydney in the current outbreak, and there’s no real sign of it being able to end soon.

I’m heading down to Sydney on Monday for a couple of medical things. One could be done remotely but the other not, and I’ve already delayed it a couple of weeks. Needless to say I’ll be minimising the potential for exposure, and I’ve already had one dose of vaccine, so I’m not too worried. Well, I’m a bit worried.

The rest of the week will be a mix of writing for ZDNet and producing the first podcast in The 9pm Late Winter Series 2021. I’ll set the dates as I go along.

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Further Ahead

Still looking a bit bleak.

[Photo: A grey butcherbird (Cracticus torquatus) making off with some food I’d given it at Bunjaree Cottages on 22 July 2021.]