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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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