Ben Reeson

I'm Ben. Brunswick (Melbourne). Coffee. People. Photography. Travel. Life. London.

I am an ENTJ. I hope this explains things.

I write letters.

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April 11, 2014

Cherry Tomatoes.

Straight from the garden tastes so good.

Cherry Tomatoes.

Straight from the garden tastes so good.

11:10pm


March 31, 2014

After Death

After Death

11:21pm
Filed under: sunflower death afterlife 


March 31, 2014

It's Time to End 'Rape Culture' Hysteria | TIME

Tolerance for rape? Rape is a horrific crime, and rapists are despised. We have strict laws that Americans want to see enforced. Though rape is certainly a serious problem, there’s no evidence that it’s considered a cultural norm. Twenty-first century America does not have a rape culture; what we have is an out-of-control lobby leading the public and our educational and political leaders down the wrong path. Rape-culture theory is doing little to help victims, but its power to poison the minds of young women and lead to hostile environments for innocent males is immense.”




March 31, 2014

A quick blend and it became pesto

A quick blend and it became pesto

11:01am


March 30, 2014

"When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want?
Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame? Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car? Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statement? Of course not. What will matter then will be people. If relationships will matter most then, shouldn’t they matter most now?"

— Max Lucado




March 30, 2014

Another sunset from my roof

Another sunset from my roof

9:19pm
Filed under: sunset Melbourne Australia 


March 29, 2014

The Overprotected Kid

"This last one Sandseter describes as “the most important for the children.” She told me, “When they are left alone and can take full responsibility for their actions, and the consequences of their decisions, it’s a thrilling experience.”"

This is an incredible article. I could not agree more with it.


6:42pm
Filed under: childhood 


February 28, 2014

It has been a beautiful last day of summer

It has been a beautiful last day of summer

11:41pm


February 17, 2014

Anniversary (of sorts)

I was cleaning up some papers yesterday and came upon a ticket holder. Inside was the train ticket that brought me to Melbourne.

The date of arrival: 16th February 2011.

I’ve been living here for three years now. That went quickly.


10:01am
Filed under: moving travel melbourne train 


February 14, 2014


Stay in the race. Never give up.

You might just win.

12:39am


February 11, 2014

The one upside of raging bushfires outside the city: smokey sunsets

The one upside of raging bushfires outside the city: smokey sunsets

11:10pm


February 9, 2014


Fieldwork is a piece of ‘art’ by Ben Morieson growing in inner Melbourne. You can find this field of sunflowers on Alfred St, North Melbourne. The closest public transport is Macauley and Flemington Bridge stations on the Upfield Line or the 57 tram. Flemington Bridge has the easiest access.

I have seen it a few times from the train and visited today. It’s clearly suffered from a lack of rain over summer, but is still lovely. The sunflowers are reaching the end of their lifespan, so visiting sooner is better.

9:32pm


February 9, 2014

Why funding private schools is a smart idea

The reality is that even though Catholic and independent schools enrol 34.9 per cent of state and territory students, such schools receive only 22.4 per cent of what state and Commonwealth governments spend on education in terms of recurrent costs.”

Point is: private schools take a big load off the government. By getting parents to contribute, not always a lot given many private schools are low-fee, it means the govt can contribute a lot less and still get a great result.

If private schools ceased to exist, the cost to the govt and by extension each and every one of us would be exorbitant and entirely infeasible. 




February 8, 2014

Sunflowers in my garden

Sunflowers in my garden

11:00am


February 7, 2014

Treasurer Joe Hockey says 'age of personal responsibility has begun'

"The age of entitlement is over," Hockey said on Monday. "The age of personal responsibility has begun."

Powerful words. This next budget is going to be interesting.