Weekly Wrap 598: Orange, but with more introspection

Most of my week of Monday 8 to 14 November 2021 was spent in Orange in NSW’s Central Tablelands. Primarily it was about recording a podcast with Fr Karl Sinclair, and you’ll hear that next week. But getting out of the house proved to be remarkably beneficial to be psychologically.

I will admit that my choice of photos for this post is odd. I took so many wonderful images while in Orange, mostly of the gold rush era architecture. But on my journey back to Wentworth Falls I was struck by the imagery as the train traversed the landscape that had been ravaged by the bushfires of 2019–2020.


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  • I have updated my Waratah sequence 2021 for another week. The photos now span 75 days, and yet the flower in question is still hanging on.

I’ll post some photos from my trip to Orange during the coming week, because I think you deserve more than just a dying waratah flower. It was a wonderful week.

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The Week Ahead

It’s a collision of conferences this week, with the Australian Cyber Conference running Tuesday through Wednesday, and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s inaugural The Sydney Dialogue Wednesday through Friday.

Later in the week I’m editing and posting the podcast with Fr Karl Sinclair (@FrKarlSinclair) that I recorded in Orange. Some surprising bits to the conversation.

Somewhere in there I’ll have to tackle the somewhat-delayed geekery for a client, and get some writing done for ZDNet. Here’s hoping my anxiety levels stay relatively low.

And finally, all this week it’s both FrogID Week and Wild Pollinator Count. I haven’t participated yet but I will certainly do so.

Further Ahead

[Photo: Fireground Gloom, being some trees that were burnt out in the bushfires two years ago showing some regrowth, photographed from a moving train somewhere between Blackheath and Lithgow on 11 November 2021.]