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On Smacking Kids

This post is about something personal and very important to me: the physical punishment of children. On Friday, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) issued a Media Release with their Position Statement and brochure on the use of Physical Punishment...

Career Advice: Medicine

Our elder daughter is in Year Twelve, approaching the final half of her last year of school. Consequently, there's been much discussion about careers and universities around our dinner table. She's considering Medicine, which is not so strange given both of her...

On Squares and Pegs

Oh, to be round and able to fit into that hole that society has for us. Round is neat and smooth and I’m surrounded by round pegs everywhere I look—at my kids’ schools, my old work colleagues, when I go to the shops. People who can slip into the peg holes society...








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