Category Archives: Philosophical

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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Ned Kelly – Folk Hero or Miscreant?

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I suppose every town or semi-developed region has its heroes and anti-heroes, someone who eventually became famous or even legendary, especially if that fame was simple notoriety, very short-lived, or occurred hundreds of years ago.  Tombstone has Wyatt Earp, Tennessee … 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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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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And Now For a Public Service Announcement.

After three months of living in the Australian summer I am paler than I was when I got here. Only part of this is due to my indoor job, the other part is due to the terrified aversion Australians have … Continue reading

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Yule Time in Oz

Letting go of the snowy Christmas so often seen on postcards has been easier than I originally thought it might be.   On days where the barometer soars over 90 during holiday time in our new Australian home, I think about … 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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