Internet Education: Making the best of situations

Image: Cas at her computer. Credit: none. In 2007, my son was contemplating the end of junior high school and the forthcoming importance of his senior study years. It was at this junction in his education when I saw a documentary about an American father who had never finished high school and decided that he would go back to school with his sons in order to better himself and help his sons complete their senior years.  I wondered whether there was any opportunity in Australia for me to do this also.  My senior high school years had come to an abrupt halt halfway through year eleven in 1977 because I could no longer apply myself to study when there was… Read More →

Trains delayed by accident at Loganlea

The scene at Kingston station after a train hit a commuter, 19 February, 2013. Credit: Brooke Matthews (supplied to author) By Cas Allan, 19 February, 2013 Commuters on the Brisbane to Gold Coast railway had a long wait this afternoon after an incident at Loganlea station. “Just before 5pm a woman was hit by a train in an apparent attempt at self harm,” said a Queensland Police spokesperson. The injured woman was transported to the Prince Alfred Hospital however her condition is not known at this stage. Commuters at Loganlea and other stations queued patiently while trains in both directions were halted for emergency services to gain access. Train services were still experiencing delays at 8pm this evening. This work… Read More →