As COVID-19 spreads, a museum in a bunker designed to withstand a very different disaster goes virtual.
How some geese flying overheard filled me with hope in the era of self-isolation.
Farewell to The Roost, a nostalgic hometown icon (and master of the chicken salt:chips ratio).
How the House of Commons might have looked if voting reform had been implemented before Monday's election.
The Old Man of the Mountain crumbled 16 years ago. But he's still a tourist attraction, thanks to dedicated locals and optical trickery.
Time for your kids to party like it's 2.30 on the first Tuesday of the month.
The voters of Canada still do not elect their Senate. What might it look like if the country adopted Australia's Senate voting system?
Quebec stands out from the rest of Canada. The tour of the National Assembly, its provincial parliament, continues that tradition.
Let's be clear from the outset: Australia will probably never again adopt first-past-the-post voting, whether at a federal or state level. Apart from the lack of appetite for it, other countries have looked to Australia's system as something worth emulating. But hypotheticals are fun! Having just moved to Canada, where federal politicians will face voters … Continue reading Preferential treatment: what Australia’s 2019 election would have looked like under first-past-the-post voting
Grief is weird. Thankfully I had very little exposure to it until my mid-20s, but it’s always managed to surprise. Its reality hits you at the most unexpected moments, like going to call the person, only to realise you’d need a very powerful phone to reach them, or hearing a song, or just hearing an … Continue reading On grief and being newly grandparent-less