Peter Dannock @peterdannock

Peter Dannock last shared their writing Empathy at work
Empathy, the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, is not a weakness. On the contrary, it can demonstrate that you care for others, that you listen to others, and that you are aware of the emotions and motives of others.
Empathy in the workplace can be...
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NBN failure

It can be hard working at home when the internet keeps dropping out, especially when you are in the middle of an important meeting and the screen freezes. Unfortunately, these dropouts have become too frequent, and the National Broadband Network (NBN) is to blame.

The NBN is supposed to be the...
2021-08-18 10:41:19


Why do we need to wait for R U OK? Day in September to connect with our family and friends. Shouldn't every day be R U OK? Day? On average, eight people a day die by suicide in Australia. For every one death, thirty other people will attempt to take...
2021-08-17 11:27:03


Here is a fun fact that I didn't know. A person who loves assembling jigsaw puzzles is called a dissectologist. And they have certainly grown in numbers through the pandemic, as people complete jigsaw puzzles to occupy their time during the lockdown.

Jigsaw puzzles before and during the 19th century were...
2021-08-16 11:21:59

Memorable movies
The Commitments

I could count the number of movies that I would consider my all-time favourites on one hand. Pulp Fiction always makes its way to the top of my list, so it would take an exceptional movie to topple it.

Second on my list of all-time favourite movies is "The Commitments". This...
2021-08-15 10:40:23

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Sportscar GOAT

Road and Track magazine recently did an article where they gathered together eight famous sports cars to find the greatest sports car ever made. They included: The Hornet, the 1949 MG TC The Gentlemen, the 1954 Mercedes Benz 300 SL The Revelation, the 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra The Icon, the...
2021-08-14 10:53:41

Aussie Rules
Sore loser

I have lamented the downfall of my team, the Richmond Tigers, this year, and now it appears their decline is complete. In the must-win penultimate game of the season, the Tigers are down by fifty points and unlikely to win tonight's game. A loss tonight means they can't make the...
2021-08-13 12:32:57

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Aussie NASCARs

Supercars is considered the premium motorsport category in Australia. Its heritage dates back to the early sixties when famous drivers like Bob Jane and Norm Beechey would drive production cars off the showroom floor and onto the track to race. If they won on Sunday, the dealers could sell on...
2021-08-12 10:20:31

Louie the Groodle prefers kipping on his back

Our COVID puppy is starting to grow up. Louie the Groodle will be eighteen months old next month, and the fifteen months since we brought him home has just flown. He has such an affectionate nature, it is hard to imagine what our family life would be like without him.

2021-08-11 11:32:38

Census night

Tonight is Census night. Every five years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) counts every person and household in Australia. This activity is called the Census of Population and Housing, or Census for short.

The Census is the most comprehensive snapshot of the country and provides information about the economic, social...
2021-08-10 09:37:30

Masking a problem

The pandemic has seen an enormous return to single-use items, and it is disappointing to see so much litter and the exponential growth in the use of single-use products, especially masks.
A report in the Environmental Science & Technology Journal stated that one hundred and twenty-nine billion face masks...
2021-08-09 10:58:29