Ash's spider sense was telling him something wasn't quite right nearby. I, however, was determined to sip my tea inside. It turns out that the sirens were actually nearby (next door) and the haze outside the window was not a dust storm. Ash's sixth sense was right - the neighbouring (abandoned) house burnt down. (This was a couple of weeks ago now).
I am a chemist from central west NSW who recently finished study at the ANU in Canberra. I have taken up a position as a postdoc now at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. I endorse individuality, rationality, capitalism and liberty and "Arrested Development". I oppose religiosity, the modern environmental movement, communism and statism and "Two-and-a-half Men".