Monthly Archives: August 2013

shopping errors

After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Wal-Mart. Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women – … Continue reading

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keepers of the rainbow

confession: this week has been a detour, time to learn from having been way-laid & return on message. It started on Tues night with SBS Insight discussing marriage equality; next day the website continued the discussion; the trolls emerged from … Continue reading

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post Insight

Many things about the marriage equality debate left me on a high; but I found myself lying in bed thinking I should write to a younger generation, to say: you will get marriage equality soon. But won’t that be the … Continue reading

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Same sex unions

The SBS TV show Insight, hosted by Jennie Brockie was tonight  focused on the issue of same sex unions. True to the charter of the host station, it looked at the intersection of the phenomenon of same sex couples, religion … Continue reading

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Time to design the Tshirt for when Abbott inevitably wins the Sept Federal election: ABBOTT NON ACTION INDIGENOUS SAME SEX UNION ENVIRONMENT WELFARE Trouble is, he’s given himself 100 days, ie 3 months to get a constitutional re-write proposal, not … Continue reading

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Berlin’s mayor Klaus Wowereit (from the Social Democratic Party, outed himself with the famous words “Ich bin schwul – und das ist auch gut so!” [English: “I am gay – and that’s a good thing!”]). In 2003 I was travelling in Trieste & met … Continue reading

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2 visual experiences

Last night on ABC Lateline Tony Jones spoke of the influence of the Catholic Church Insurance organisation on the church’s Towards Healing and other protocols dealing with clergy abuse of underage persons. It turns out the CCI exercised considerable influence; … Continue reading

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