|Breakfast reading, at 6.12am|
I had some reason to pause at the State Library this morning for a couple of hours. Interestingly, while I was there working away, the state Minister for the Arts, Ros Bates, was speaking upstairs about the arts in Queensland. I was following the live tweeting while I worked. So much one could say about that here, but that is for the other blog.
The next couple of days are all about finalising paperwork before the new semester starts. It also means trying to make sure I'm happy with the presentation for next Tuesday...that probably won't happen...it can always be better.
The work at the library this morning was consulting some material for that presentation. The book I read was a thesis on the political thought of the Meiji era, including the crucial period in the 1890s as the constitution and parliamentary government were being considered. It fits exactly with the time Watanabe was here in Queensland. There's some lovely material there.
|Thinking 612, at 6.12pm|
Thankfully, it was a smooth run and so at 6.12pm I was home preparing for the show on 612 Brisbane, at 8pm. The segment is a good one, and I've always enjoyed listening to it, usually on the computer at work or on the way home. Rebecca gives us a series of topics to discuss over an 'entree, main and dessert' format. Some light-hearted issues, some rather heavy ones. It is a privilege to work with all the people involved. I feel very fortunate to be asked to join ABC journalist Matt Wordsworth and the Courier Mail columnist Kathleen Noonan.
The news that has dominated today was a report on sports betting, doping and cheating in Australian sport. I've been a long time sports participant and observer; I love my sport, and while the revelations don't surprise, they disappoint nonetheless. It will dominate the news for some time to come.
A very eventful day really.