Managing the Sluff

The Thesis Whisperer

Family Thesiswhisperer recently signed up to Netflix. Or as we call it in our house – ‘Netcrack’.

Work is, as usual, insanely busy, and the Canberra winters can be bitterly cold, so I find myself on the couch with the remote in my hand most weeknights. The problem great thing about endless, on demand film and TV is you find yourself watching things you would never, ever choose to watch on TV, borrow from a video store (remember those?) or buy as a DVD.

This is why, one evening last week, while my boys amused themselves with video games, I found myself watching a couple of Jeremy Jones documentaries.

For those of you not familiar with his work, Jones is a ‘free-rider’ who climbs mountains and snowboards down them for a living. Can you see Jones trudging up this slope?

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Yeah. He’s tiny right?

That’s one serious whack of mountain…

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#LoveWins! LGBTQ Bloggers Make Their Voices Heard

WordPress.com News

You might have noticed the rainbow banner across the top of WordPress.com over the weekend — our way of marking Pride month, celebrated by cities across the globe in June, as well as the US Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across all states. (The United States now joins 20 other countries, including my own, Portugal, in fully recognizing same-sex marriage nationwide.)

Here at WordPress.com we strive to democratize publishing and empower freedom of speech. It’s amazing to see the thoughtful analyses of the Supreme Court’s decision already being published, like this excellent piece from Tropics of Meta putting the decision into long-term historical context. We’re also proud to provide a platform for all the incredibly talented LGBTQ writers who are advocating for change…

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