Liz Vice – Let Justice Roll

By: Rodney Olsen

Some years ago, I discovered an album that quickly became a favourite of mine. I then started raving about my discovery to friends who began buying their own copies. Read more

Can I Get a Busy Badge?

By: Rodney Olsen

You’ve had the same conversation a thousand times. You meet up with someone who asks how you’ve been and you answer by telling them … ‘busy’.
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Riding the Storm

By: Rodney Olsen

The rain is coming. Storms too. It might get pretty wild over the next week but I’ll just stay inside.
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Who’s thinking for you?

By: Rodney Olsen

Are you someone who thinks for yourself or do you just go with the flow? Are you prepared to move in a different direction to the crowd around you? We’d all like to think we’re the kind of person that thinks for ourself and makes our own decisions, but experience would suggest that we often just toe the line without even knowing it. Read more

Why You Should Think Before You Comment on Social Media

By: Rodney Olsen

When I first entered the courtroom I had no idea of the events that were about to unfold. I didn’t know I’d be there for around six weeks, listening to dozens of people being questioned by prosecution and defence lawyers. Read more

Good Friday


By: Rodney Olsen

We’ve all been let down. People close to us have hurt us. We’ve been disappointed by those we thought we could depend upon. Read more


How Do We Explain?

By: Rodney Olsen

Looking across a couple of news websites I’ve seen a common theme.

“How do I explain this to my 10-year-old son?”

“I was ashamed to explain to my nine-year-old son that we had planned to cheat.” Read more


Stop Using Facebook as a Weapon

By: Rodney Olsen

Do you remember the three essential rules of keeping a mogwai from the eighties movie Gremlins? Read more

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What Are You Spending?

By: Rodney Olsen

If I gave you a thousand dollars (I’m not going to but let’s pretend for a moment) what would you spend it on? Read more


Great Expectations

By: Rodney Olsen

I’ve got a medal in my desk drawer at work that’s worth a handful of dollars, yet I have an identical medal at home which is worth far more. Read more