One of the first pieces of work cancelled due to COVID was the Weird Adelaide show I was coordinating in collaboration with the printmaking powerhouse Simone Tippett and to be held at the lovely gallery Mrs Harris Shop. The show is built around a piece Barbara...Gawd. I just realised if I had lived a different life, there could be people alive right now who would know me only as ‘nana’. Fark.Here’s the thing: just because I’m not a Dog Person doesn’t make me a Cat Person. It’s 2011. Why are we still discussing this? PS Not to say I don’t like cats. Or dogs. Just to say please stop trying to dichotomise...You know that thing where you get an email and already your hackles are slightly raised just by the sight of their name in your inbox and *then* you read the email and you think, ‘WTF?’ and you try to catch your breath but all you can think is,...People really need to stop citing Mad Men as if it is a documentary. It’s not quite as bad as when everyone believed Jed Bartlett really did have the code. But almost. It’s almost as bad as that. You can quote Mad Men, and you can lust after Joan or Dan...I am sprinkling the word cognitive through this essay, as if I understand it, in the hope that soon I will.