Comedian-musician Tim Minchin addresses graduates at the University of Western Australia where he was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree. Minchin is a graduate of UWA.
The meaning of life, explained in nine life lessons. I promise that you will find this to be the best 11 minutes you spent today/tonight.
I admit, I tend to swear the most when I kick my toe on the furniture, or a door. Come to think of it, any time that I hit myself, I swear. Maybe not as much as this girl, but…bad habits are hard to break. Enjoy the clip. ~RB~
The reason I am posting this, is because, I agree with pretty much everything said. Killing a lion for sport? A lion that was lured out of its sanctuary, shot with an arrow and tracked for two days? It’s insane. It would have died a terrible death….and for what? The Dentist got some sick thrill out of it? The Lion had a collar on it! Just…watch the clip…
As my title suggests, I am once again talking about that magical thing – rain. After getting a few welcome inches last week, temperatures skyrocketed here. So you would think I am praying for more rain. Well, one thing that comes with soaring temperatures is the storms. And I am not talking about your odd thunderstorm. We are talking super cells, and wind gusts that are so frightening, you hope you remembered to pull in everything that was loose outside. When you are living in the outback and one of these storms hits the amount of rain that falls in a short space of time is staggering. So we go from being in drought to experiencing floods. From one extreme to the other. The scary part is that many towns get cut off from the highways, and that means delays in much needed food stocks as most is brought in by trucks. Social media such as Facebook, which has become very important in the lives of people out here; is where everyone passes on information about road closures, storm damage, lost animals (due to the lightning and thunder), and contacting emergency services.
Right now, the storms have passed. Talk is however there is more on the way tomorrow, and this is a worry if flash flooding occurs. I love rain, and I know how much we need it. The extremes though can make it scary at times.