|Not moving, at 6.12am|
|It's just rain, at 6.12, at 2.12, at 5.12, at 9.12|
Home and the rest of the day was catching up on the week's news and having a bit of a relax, the week starts again tomorrow. The news seems to be about whether or not we are in campaign mode and questioning the wisdom of the prime minister's decision to nominate 14 September as the election date.
If Prime Minister Gillard announced it in order to minimise the focus on an unofficial campaign then I'm afraid hanging out in Western Sydney in quasi-campaign mode does belie the intention of nominating the date. And it seemed like quite a good idea at the time. I suppose election campaigns can be like the rain in Queensland at the moment...never-ending.
|Vale 'Peter Harvey, Canberra', at 6.12pm |
(via SMH digital site)
Peter Harvey was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer four months ago. It's an insidious cancer and one of my best mates is tackling its ugliness at the moment. He's stuck around for a good while so far since diagnosis, but I hate watching it take a little bit more of the nation's most outstanding orchestral flautists each day.
I know it's a cliche to say that we should live each day as if it were our last, but really, some days that's just what we should do.
Never take your mates for granted. That is all.