I am incredibly grateful that I live within a community that supports my freedom to choose, and enables me to access foods that nurture my body and the bodies of my loved ones.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
The most magnificent setting for a conference: The Abbortsford Convent.
To find a suitable venue to host 150 people from all over Australia, Italy, NZ, Britain, France, Canada, Germany and the US, in the middle of a city of 3 million people. Somewhere that is convenient to the airport, convenient for public transport, offers various accommodation options and of course, in close proximity to incredible coffee and beer! To find all that within this pocket of magic deep within the city, truly does make me grateful I have access to such wonderful facilities.
And they do catering!
(In case you were wondering, that's not an affiliate link above! *laugh*)
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I am spending three days volunteering my help in a week-long conference supporting open source development, convened by my beloved. Tonight at dinner, we received a magnificent talk by keynote speaker, Stewart Smith. Now, although I was wishing I had brought my "I don't speak Geek" t-shirt (to save everyone's breath that struck up a conversation with me on the registrations desk), I was delighted to discover no translator was necessary for Stewart's talk.
Although delighted is an understatement - blown away more rightly covers it.
Unfortunately I cannot share it with you, as no AV equipment was available in the dinner hall to record his talk. But his passion in reference to a multitude of topics, including most memorable for me, a call for the end to discrimination based on gender, race and sexual inclination within their community had me on my feet applauding at the end! Turns out there are some issues that transcend all languages.
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