And on this day, one week before I travel to Sydney, I have the following announcement:

My team has made the Grand Final of the TDU Debating Roster. This means that we’ll be facing off against the nearly-omnipotent Elizabeth College team in a battle of wits, logic, and sheer egos. The topic is That unrest in the Pacific is not Australia’s Problem, and we are the Affirmative.

So, everyone, book in your diaries Wednesday, October 4, and head on down to Ogilvie High School… It’ll be worth it!