To Tattoo or not Tattoo?

This week the question once again presented itself on a public forum. I still do not understand why on earth people ask the opinions of thousands who do not know them from a bar of soap, and do not really care about them, and then make life changing decisions, based on the opinions of the…

Social Media and Job applications

This week the issue of freedom of speech and social media presented itself in the media. A television presenter from the SBS tweeted disrespectful comments during Anzac day and was promptly fired for breaching the code of conduct of the SBS. In America a single mum was fired from her job even before she commenced…

Rethinking Ambition

It is strange how things, before I write about them, form a recurring pattern of contradiction. The contradiction often triggers my interest and get the researcher in me going. Recently, a young mum, whom I respect and admire very much, when I asked her about the jobs she held before becoming full time mum, said…

You are Making a Contribution

Earlier this year, Oliver Sacks (81 years old), who is a British neurologist, writer, and amateur chemist who is Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine, was told that he has multiple metastases in his liver. I am not a medical expert, but from the article I read, this is not something…