What should have been said in my ABC Adelaide interview

Being onair (radio) is a curious process. In creativity processes, ie idea generation work, we often talk of the “thinking behind the thinking”. In fact it’s a quote Ron Corso (my UniSA research/paper writing partner) is famous for. So, when I … Continue reading What should have been said in my ABC Adelaide interview

How 3D food printers could improve mealtimes for people with swallowing disorders

Article republished from The Conversation.Written by Bronwyn Hemsley, University of Newcastle; Abbas Kouzani, Deakin University; Russell Oliver, Deakin University; Scott Adams, Deakin University; Stuart Palmer, Deakin University, and Susan Balandin, Deakin University   It’s hard to imagine food prepared in a … Continue reading How 3D food printers could improve mealtimes for people with swallowing disorders

When irony makes a post more engaging, it’s fate is sealed

It was only a few years ago people would request the sarcasm font (what seemed like) every post… Ha! Oh the irony of black and white characters appearing straight up on a computer screen, not helping people to be funny, so … Continue reading When irony makes a post more engaging, it’s fate is sealed

This socially responsible group have every reason to celebrate their 10 years in the making… and it’s all in the aide of mental health this time.

The Inaugural Vintage Ball **Note from me – this has been written for an external media audience, however, in the spirit of sharing moments, here is the media release: 10 years in the making… The South Australian founded social club … Continue reading This socially responsible group have every reason to celebrate their 10 years in the making… and it’s all in the aide of mental health this time.

Announcing the Inaugural Vintage Ball Charity for Unearthing WineLovers

The Inaugural Vintage Ball With our true #winelover generous style, we will again be donating to the Chat ‘n’ Chew program, managed by Uniting Care Wesley, Port Adelaide. To date, we have donated approximately $450. Chat ‘n’ Chew provides an opportunity for more than 700 people each year to enjoy some independence, make friends and feel connected with others in our local community. One in five Australians will suffer from a mental illness in any given year. Good mental health is a sense of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem. Advertisement for Chat ‘n’ Chew Volunteer We are seeking an understanding, non-judgemental … Continue reading Announcing the Inaugural Vintage Ball Charity for Unearthing WineLovers

Republished; Simple thinking in a complex world is a recipe for disaster

In an era of post-truth and pseudoscience, what can you do?

Our “LifeFlip” initiative – which is using the “Afternoon Conversations with Ron” to tease out some of the complexities we face as we age in particular, is one way we are working to improve our world. In particular,‘Life Flip’ is the exploration of what our life will look like as contributing and valuable citizens in our later years ie past the 60+ of typical retirement. Continue reading Republished; Simple thinking in a complex world is a recipe for disaster

REPUBLISH: Dr Eric Levi on the Mayo Clinic Social Media Residency in Melbourne

Originally posted on Eric Levi:
Last year I attended the Mayo Clinic Social Media Residency at Jacksonville, Florida. This was what I wrote. Many of the lessons I learned last year still hold true today. Today, I attended the Residency again, this time in my hometown of Melbourne Australia as part of the #MayoInOz Social Media Summit. I was one of the Chief Residents, and there were about 35 attendees. There were, I think, only 2 doctors in the group. The rest are hospital executives, organisational policy makers and communications officers. I learned 3 important things: There are a lot… Continue reading REPUBLISH: Dr Eric Levi on the Mayo Clinic Social Media Residency in Melbourne

2016 #MayoInOz – Reference Summary

Day 2 #MayoInOz is already proving inspiring… A photo posted by Charlie-Helen Robinson (@charliehelenrobinson) on Nov 15, 2016 at 2:24pm PST   Some fantastic references from the #MayoInOz conference The 7 Habits of Highly Patient Centric Providers http://www.forbes.com/sites/davechase/2013/02/18/the-7-habits-of-highly-patient-centric-providers/#1663e60313d5 Dr Ash’s … Continue reading 2016 #MayoInOz – Reference Summary

Mourning in the morning; American election social media commentary

The process of grief, or rather out pourings of grief, on social media was the topic of this blog https://charlierobinson.wordpress.com/2015/07/03/social-media-and-grief/ after a major event occurred here in Adelaide. But we’ve witnessed a different style now. Let’s call it mourning. America voted … Continue reading Mourning in the morning; American election social media commentary

Wine in the bag at the end of the election

Unlike the federal election this weekend – we had two winners.

One for the whites, and one for the reds.

Wine that is.

 

But what is a “wine in the bag” or blind wine tasting event? Well, this is how New York Wines have described it,

We don’t wear blindfolds, or even Lone Ranger masks.  A blind tasting simply means we have no idea what specific wines we are tasting.  We usually know the varietal (or type of wine) and the vintage (year the grapes were harvested), and a few (but not most) competitions include the price category as well.  But we never know the brand, rarely the country or region of origin; and we never see a bottle, even in a brown paper bag (because the capsule could give away the winery’s identity)”

For our event, we knew the brand and type of wine and it went from there. There were three bottles of white – and three bottles of red!

Respect and thanks go to Glen Urbani for his organisation of the #wineinthebag event for us; it’s an awesome concept, and lots of fun!!

And as he said, “A big thank you needs to (also) go to Luke Kelly the manager at the pub (Hyde Park) who bent over backwards to help set up the event. Top bloke! And Stewie on the night for his fantastic service.

The Hyde Park service was perfect indeed. From the specially selected menu, to the help with our wine selection for the “wine in the bag” concept, they helped create a relaxed, fun atmosphere for us winelovers to play, where nothing was too much trouble.

Big congratulations go to Sonia and Litsa for their respective wins… 

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