What’s the population of a city?

Definitions can be important when looking at things such as statistics. A simple comparison of city populations can result in quite different figures. For example, what is the population of Seattle? The Wikipedia article opens: Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County,  ... [More]

Politics and activism

Federal issues

I would hope that everyone is actually considering what issues matter to them, and deciding how to vote on that basis, rather than just blindly voting for one side or the other. Of course, it’s not just a matter of chosing Labor or Coalition, particularly in the upper house. It may well be that The  ... [More]


Melbourne becomes a big city

When I first visited London in the 90s I was staggered by the scale of it. Not so much physical size, but the mass of people. I remember being at Piccadilly Circus on a Sunday and there were just swarms of people, heading in all directions. I felt like a small town hick who had  ... [More]