I wasn't going to post today. As I write this on Friday, I have a real case of the sads, no matter how privileged I may seem to some. Yesterday's post was a fail. For all I churn out of course not everything works and people can be cruelly critical at times. No matter. I've been at this blogging stuff for a long time, like 16 years. People come, people go. Onwards and upwards.
Oh, Blogger has changed again for me. What is that 1 in the left hand side bar? Why is there a left hand side bar at all? Well, I will see how it goes. Ok, they are line numbers. I don't really need them.
Former host of ABC TV Breakfast Virginia Trioli is now coming up to her first anniversary as ABC Melbourne radio morning host. She is absolutely brilliant on air. She is challenging, witty, quick thinking, funny and quick to call evasive, stalling and waffling politicians to account . We in Melbourne are privileged to have her on air. She also writes a weekly column for ABC.
Ah, I found something to click on the left and I am back to the old new Blogger. The phrase 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' comes to mind.
Now where was I? Ah yes, Trigger Trioli. What she wrote this week really cut to the chase for me. It is how so many of us feel. We crack at the drop of a hat. I don't remember crying when I was young but now I can just so easily tear up, as Trioli who was interviewing an old digger (army man, a Rat of Tobruk) and he started crying but said to her, don't worry about old man tears. And don't you worry about old man self pity.
You can read her column here.