Dear Minister Ferguson
The electorate has always been able to communicate directly with the Prime Minister, through his or her office email address, at Parliament House until now.
Almost all Federal Members of Parliament have a direct email box @aph.gov.au – and it is extraordinary that the Prime Minister should choose to have her usual @aph.gov.au email address closed, when matters of great future importance are being considered.
Added by Lesley Dewar on January 31, 2011 at 19:00 — No Comments
I recently read some statistics out of the USA (Snyder,H), the most disturbing one of all was that 14% of all victims of Sexual Assault reported to Law Enforcement Agencies were under the age of 6. This only goes to strengthen my conviction about the need to start Abuse Prevention Education as young as possible.…Continue
Praise IS better than Prozac! The greatest praise you can give an author is to engage with them, in their books. I have been meaning to ask you, "What do you think about books and how we interact with them? Do you "own" your own books?"
It seems to me that every book needs to be owned – its margins written in and phrases underlined. At first, the idea of ‘defacing’ a book by adding your own thoughts to it might shock you, but there is nothing…
Added by Lesley Dewar on January 24, 2011 at 18:00 — No Comments
My Dad featured as the first character in Stories My Nana Tells - being introduced to our readers as a father and grandfather. Characters at Stories My Nana Tells
Nono (real name William) is 92 - will soon be 93 - and the skin on his legs, in particular, has become fragile over the years. A bump or a knock and the skin tears very easily. So, now I take him swimming in the ocean once a week to help…Continue
Added by Lesley Dewar on January 22, 2011 at 15:32 — No Comments
A lot of the fun in social media and networking on line comes when we can chat together and share ideas, comments and updates.
Not everyone wants to use Facebook or join a Membership network - but still wants to be able to share conversations and leave comments.
Added by Lesley Dewar on January 15, 2011 at 1:00 — No Comments
There were a number of conversations being held on Facebook today and yesterday, about whether any fireworks events planned for Australia Day should be cancelled and the money donated to the various flood relief appeals.
Some Facebook pages were quickly set up to engage the discussion and the overwhelming view was that it was too late to cancel and in the light of the flood tragedies on the East Coast and the…Continue
Added by Lesley Dewar on January 14, 2011 at 21:00 — No Comments
Updated - within two days, Swan Districts had the financial support they needed guaranteed. Thank you, very much. See the comment below.
Through LinkedIn, the CEO of the Swan Districts WAFL club, Brendon Parker has sent a request.
The Club is aiming at sending 50 plus players and support staff to assist in the relief effort. We are teaming with the SAS…
It is January 12 - 2011. The East Coast of Australia is in the grip of the worst floods this country has ever seen, since it was settled over 200 years ago.
As a nation, we have spent the past 24 hours mesmerised by the tragedy unfolding before us on live TV. I have many friends on Twitter and Facebook in Queensland and the Gold Coast / Northern New South Wales. We have family in Brisbane. I have business friends of…Continue
Added by Lesley Dewar on January 12, 2011 at 1:40 — No Comments
Having never done it properly before, I have decided to collate all my printed photos into a set of lovely albums.
I bought a matching set of 10 at Things over the holiday break. They will hold 2,000 photos and postcards and I bought as many albums as I expected to need, so that they will make a beautful display as well as keeping my precious pictures safe.
One of my favourite performers is Neil Diamond and I really love his song "Coming To America". It has great vibrancy and enthusiasm. This version was filmed, live, in 2002 in Dublin. Neil Diamond in Ireland
Songs like Brooklyn Roads are among my favourites, too, and it will be really exciting to see and hear him live in Perth on March 29, 2011. Less…Continue
I was having no success at all, logging into LinkedIn with a Firefox browser. Having made the switch to Firefox, it was a real pain to have to use Internet Explorer for just that one log in. I posted the question on http://quora.com.
During the week, I discovered that some Facebook accounts (when you post in the mobile version) would not make a link active unless the URL was posted INCLUDING www - for example…Continue
Added by Lesley Dewar on January 9, 2011 at 17:58 — No Comments
Being away from home (#catsitting) - I am without my usual password referral list and could not log into my Wordpress account. So, I requested a link to set a new password.
Three times, the link arrived at Telstra webmail (where I was logged on to my primary account) and twice, when I tried to action the link, Wordpress said that the link was not valid.
The third time, without opening the email, I forwarded it to the address that comes to my iPhone. When it arrived, I simply…Continue
Added by Lesley Dewar on January 9, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments
It has been nearly six years since I wrote this blog post for my daughter-in-law, Lisa. It was my first trip to London, after going to the US and Canada and I thought of it today, when checking out stuff for my next trip to Los Angeles.
It's funny, really. I have been to Las Vegas three times - and have never left the LAX airport. So, my trip to Los Angeles in April this year will be a very new…
Do you often have an idea or a reminder pop into your head and need to keep track of it, until it is done?
Carry half a dozen or more small cards in your pocket or handbag; tucked into your working folder or diary. Newsagents have them - sized about 2 inches deep x 3 1/2 inches wide.
Added by Lesley Dewar on January 4, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments
In Part One of our series, Are You Getting The Most Value From Being Online? we discussed the value of using membership of No Tall Poppies as a portal to your online world and a great resource for building your business and personal profile.
Added by Lesley Dewar on January 4, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments
One of my Three Starwords for 2011, my guideposts, is Gift.
This No Tall Poppies network is a gift - to anyone who wants to share themselves with others, in a nurturing and supportive network.
Today, we have added a group for the No Tall Poppies Kiva Lending Team…Continue
Added by Lesley Dewar on January 4, 2011 at 15:35 — No Comments
Are You Getting The Most Value From Being Online?
Today's blog is the first in a series, to discuss ways you can use a networking group like No Tall Poppies with an absolutely free Membership to improve the value of the time you spend online. Where you can…Continue
Added by Lesley Dewar on January 3, 2011 at 19:00 — No Comments