Categories

A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

Mid week review

I spent an enjoyable Wednesday afternoon chatting with W. Max Corden, one of Australia’s eminent economists, at University House, University of Melbourne.

I’ve known Max for quite a few years and enjoy his company and intelligence. He is writing a paper on the US current account but our discussions covered the war in Iraq, the AWB, Melbourne’s architectural history, US and Chinese productivity growth and Australian immigration policy. I walked off into the evening feeling that I am, despite my occasional grizzles, lucky to be an academic pursuing my research interests and having colleagues like Max to talk to. It just isn’t ‘work’ in a conventional sense. If you want a sample of Max’s intelligence I recommend this.

The Easter weekend is coming up. I won’t be going to church but I will head north of Melbourne to Puckapunyal and not to join the army. I am going there to look for a pair of barking owls (ninox connivens) that live on the military base there. As a recreational birdwatcher this is a species I have never seen – a new ‘tick’ would be a buzz.

Yeah, its not dramatic but neither is life outside airport fiction and Hollywood. I am set for a good Easter break and hope you are too. As usual if you have views on my blog please voice them here.

2 comments to Mid week review