I won't be posting anything about Australia Day beyond this. I don't like the day much anymore. It is all becoming we are so good. We are ok, just, but could be much improved. As I say Australia is not too bad, but we have to remember our ancestors were invaders of a land already owned, no matter how sparsely populated. And, they seem to have looked after the land over hundreds of thousands of years ever so much better than our ancestral invaders did. We now are not doing a great job either.
What could have been very tedious, the Australia Day Award announcements on our ABC TV, was very well done. Jeremy Fernandez has always been a favourite ABC Sydney person for me and he was a good choice as the host. As soon as I learnt a military person had been nominated, I knew who would win. Yet, he did give both our army and Australia a good shake. He is not undeserving even if his business was bashing off overseas in wars to kill people. It is just that a few too many honours go to military types.
The Australian Senior of the Year was very deserving. And this where it gets complicated. On the surface it might seem to some that he has received the award for just doing his job as a no doubt very well paid head of Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital Emergency Department, he has done so much more and is certainly deserving of the award. He could not be lumped in with award recipients who receive awards for just doing their paid job.
I s'pose I am proud to be Australian but whoa, we could be so much better. How about less reliance on volunteer work and more support for those in need from our taxes, even if that mean support for volunteers from our taxes.
I couldn't wait to get home tonight to check on the weather smart device as to whether it was a full moon or not. I had guessed it was by the way people were who I had contact with at work today, and sure enough. Full moon, not that we can see it because of all the smoke Margaret is sending out way. Fen, take note. When bad things happen at work, look at the sky to view the full moon.