"No sense being pessimistic. It wouldn't work anyway." … per Ginger Meggs
Late update: This post was published in The West(16/5) with minor changes. Changes for publication can be interesting, so I'll include them below.
We can come back better
Gemma Tognini (Opinion, 15/5) makes a very valid point
, -- "[ It's] it's so cool to be in the sensible middle" (Opinion, 15 May). On the other hand -- we don't want to miss a golden oppportunity. [Oops, neither of us spotted those three p's.]
WA -- all of Australia -- has closed down for the coronavirus. Now it's time to open up again. Will we take the "sensible" option of[
,] business as usual?
[From here on was all one para. Which loses some impact but does save a little space in the paper.]
Wouldn't it be nice to recover -- but without "recovering" high levels of pollution? Wouldn't it be nice to recover -- with a far broader basis for a sound economy? Wouldn't it be nice to recover -- and maintain our current compassion for friends, family and neighbours?
No it would not be easy. But it would be nice if we could recover -- to an even better way of life.
Yes, it's so cool to be sensible. We can still be sensible -- while aiming for a place which is even better that the original, rather compromised, "middle".
Nick Lethbridge, Churchlands
No "real" changes -- which is pleasing. To me that means (a) a well-written letter and (b) I picked the right tone and topic for the paper. Live and learn... that's why I like to check the changes that were made for publication.
I'm trying to share some photos -- so that Mum can share them with friends -- now that actual meetings are out of fashion. fyi here are the photos on Google Photos:Trouble is -- there are no captions. So whoever looks at them has no idea why the photo is (to me!) interesting. I've added "info" for each photo but it's not obvious that the info is there. (If it's even possible to see it.)==> Do you know any package that allows photo sharing -- with obvious captions?I tried Instagram, couldn't see any option to actually load a photo. I tried Flickr, no captions but it did come with a virus. I'm reluctant to try Facebook since I could never understand it...Any thoughts?Thanks!hmmm... I may go back to a Powerpoint slide show, stored on Dropbox or Drive...Dr Nick Lethbridge / Consulting Dexitroboper... Agamedes Consulting / Problems ? Solved===
"Metaphors be with you" … Ginger Meggs
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