The Exploding Woman

The other day, at the library, I was sitting next to a Muslim woman.

We were both busy with our own stuff on the computer….when I started to get anxious…

…It was then I realized I was imagining that the woman was about to explode!

The anxiety got worse, even though I knew I was being totally irrational.

It was a good example of just how much media/news can effect our lives.

I laugh about it now….and think how odd that one can believe that someone is about to explode.



I got a message today saying Melinda has accused me of hacking her on Twitter.

I don’t have a Twitter account !!!!!!

….or a Facebook account for that matter.

The only thing I said was: “I was hacked, about a year ago, on WordPress, by someone I know, here in Adelaide”.

I was a contributer at the survivors blog, and the posts are still there.


This is completely bizarre !!!!!! I don’t even know how to hack another person online… Nor would I ever want to.



Technology today is the campfire around which we tell our stories. There’s this attraction to light and to this kind of power, which is both warm and destructive. We’re especially drawn to the power. Many of the images of technology are about making us more powerful, extending what we can do. Unfortunately, 95 percent of this is hype, because I think we’re powerful without it.

– Laurie Anderson