About me

Thinker, writer, mother. I’m writing about my child, about me, about the world and about what it all means. Sometimes. Other times I write about meeting new people and about tea. Oh and the odd gin and tonic.

Lots of people told me I’d be bored at home. I don’t think so. I am now balancing life with work and family.



  1. Peter Gregory Blaxland
    Sep 15, 2014 @ 09:06:20

    Hello Stella,

    I’m now 78 and retired. My Eureka moment in the early 90’s was created by Professor Max Deutscher. I had enrolled in Logic and Philosophy for a Non Degree Course at Macquarie Uni. What a thought explosion! He thrust aside my intellectual curtains. I could think and imagine more clearly.

    Suddenly Max happened to me. He opened so many virtual windows for me. I now have a major interest in Philosophy, particularly pragmatic and that which can be of value to modern society. Also I enjoy the thinking of Spinoza and Leibnitz. But more than that, he opened many doors for me in Consciousness and the Mind. I follow Sir Roger Penrose, Lee Smolin, Dan Dennett, Hofstadter, Steven Pinker, and the Churchlands. But even wider horizons: Cosmology, Quantum Mechanics, Biology, Evolutionary Psychology.

    I wrote an essay on the absurdity of men reporting the history of women. I did it because it’s true not because Macquarie then was very feminist.

    Thanks Max for opening my mind and triggering my brain!


    Peter Gregory Blaxland


  2. Sarah C
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 20:12:18

    Just stumbled upon your blog, and what a great stumble. Your writing style is great!


    • Stella Orbit
      Jul 21, 2013 @ 20:15:14

      Oh thanks. That’s a lovely comment. :)


  3. Jennifer Smart
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 17:36:36

    I really enjoy your blog too, so I’ve included you on my list of Versatile Bloggers. Hope you don’t mind.


  4. Kate
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 14:24:04

    Hi there – fancy meeting you on HerCanberra – looks like we’ve both taken on writing for it! Hope all is well, and that you get to eat some toast AND tea without interruption soon!

    Cheers, Kate


  5. Yvonne
    Nov 26, 2010 @ 19:38:03

    Really enjoy reading your blog.

    Warm regards,


    • stellaorbit
      Nov 28, 2010 @ 21:24:26

      Oh thank you!
      I will try to write more soon, when the great big birthday party is over.
      More news coming.


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