The Gods are no longer among us

I grew up in a different world populated with a different culture to that of my children. It’s not simply because of such superficial change agents as the internet or…

The man before the revolution

Everyone was waiting for the revolution. They had all heard about others and the tremendous benefits a revolution would bring. They felt there was a great need for the population…

A pocket pebble

I have a small, bronze coloured stone. It’s really a pebble, and it is the size and shape of a thimble that I have kept in my pocket for years.

I should give them a call

Often, when I am walking to the bus stop, or out at the Supermarket, I reach for my mobile. “I should give my Mother a call and ask how she…

A nice place to be

Sydney Road Community School was an educational experiment that started in the 70s in the Melbourne Suburb of Brunswick. A Nice Place To Be was a documentary about the Goals,…

Is Apocalypse Now the last great movie?

Apocalypse Now had its first public release in 1979. It seemed to represent the pinnacle of a golden age for movies. Only a few years before there had been a…

Another tear on the road to success

I was travelling to work on the Tram the other day. What I normally do is I read. The ride in gives me time to catch upon those things that…

The law of spatial proximity in Lifts

Try this when you next get into a lift with one other person. As you get in, make sure you stand as close as possible to the other person. What you’ll feel is extreme discomfit.

The Lottery. The Trailer. The director is who?

My youngest daughter is 14 years old and she is currently studying a short story. The story is called The Lottery written by Shirley Jackson, first published in 1948. The…

I miss her

I can’t take my eyes off this piece of writing every time I see it. There is an honesty and a vulnerability that is hard to explain. You can almost…