About

JB lives in outer metropolitan Perth, Western Australia. She writes this blog to satisfy the intermittent yearning (over seven years now) to find an online identity not constrained by time or stereotypes of mummy blogging. Tricky. But she does it for fun anyway, so what the heck.

And it also satisfies, to a certain extent, the suburban wannabe cultural theorist, occasional international relations watcher, science/creative dichotomy and frustrated writer within. To a certain extent.

As for the name Hegemony Heights, you can read about that here.

Conversations documents slices of life overheard through unintentional eavesdropping or suddenly being included in a conversation. JB’s phone Notes app is full of these as she frantically taps to retain the integrity of the language or sentiment before transposing here. Five years as a court transcript typist comes in handy here. Some of these made her laugh, some made her cry; you can guess which.

The Darndest Things page contains snippets of conversation from her 11 and 14 year old boys Brownie and Blondie – you know, culture at work and all that, cute and insightful. This is one of the tricky bits (see first paragraph above).

Bumper Edition satisfies a quasi obsession with the cultural messages of vehicle licence plates, bumper stickers and window decals. Fortunately, where JB lives appears to be a hotspot for these items. Or perhaps unfortunately (see second paragraph above).

The views here are her own unless otherwise acknowledged.

When not blogging, JB is:

  • working in communications OR
  • being mum to Brownie and Blondie OR
  • attempting quality time with her husband OR
  • mediating the constant bickering between her inner feminist and inner domestic goddess (shaddap in there) OR
  • remembering what it’s like to socialise with friends OR
  • reading and watching and listening to other stuff on the interweb OR
  • asleep.
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