Author Archives: Marcus Forster

Flannelettes to Business Shirts – Generation X Gets Old

I am a Gen X’er.  What this actually means still seems to be a subject of debate for academics the world over.  Speaking for myself, one of the things that defines those of us who identify as from Generation X … Continue reading

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Markets – My Happy Place

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Recently one Sunday morning I found myself in a wonderful place.  It was crowded, filled with hipsters, hepcats, beatniks, bogans, greasers, bohemians of every description, yuppies, power brunchers and families with children in tow.  Already part hermit, and somewhat of … Continue reading

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Bodhisattva #4 – The Story-Maker.

“Dad, did you shoot the possum?” Charlie’s daughter Annette stood in the centre of the living room questioning her father. Something unpleasant wafted about, causing Annette to fear the worst. The windows all hung open, ceiling fans swished overhead, the … Continue reading

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No shrimp on the Barbie!!!

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When considering the breadth of similarities between America and Australia one thing scores higher than all others.  Fanatical sport fans you say?  Nope, that’s not what I am talking about. Vast tracts of land inhabited by swarthy men in large … Continue reading

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Aussies and Yanks – What Unites Us is Greater Than What Divides Us – Or Is It?

One could often be forgiven for thinking that Australia and America are similar, veritable brothers in fact.  After all, so much pop-culture, trends and media binds us together, like high school sweethearts holding on to a shared experience behind the … Continue reading

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I Like to Run Marathons… No Really!!

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When I say that I like to run people’s eyes often widen.  Their gaze sweeps over my stocky (some might say bulky) physique and, although they try to fight it, their eyebrows imperceptibly rise with doubt.  I am, after all, … Continue reading

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The Veggie-Patch and Unemployment.

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“Now joblessness isn’t just for philosophy majors.” – Kent Brockman, newscaster from The Simpsons Each evening these days I engage in a ritual played out in many Australian households.  It’s a tradition based in that age-old practice of provision, of … Continue reading

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