Monthly Archives: July 2014

did but see her passing by

Sydney was the subject of a his & her tour about 30 years ago. Not strangely, as I’m not a monarchist, I disregarded details of the royal tour. Instead, I went shopping in the CBD, dressed in a purple Tshirt … Continue reading

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what is poetry

I have just watched an episode of New Tricks, in which a trio of ex-cops investigate cold cases; this one was about poetry. In an earlier blog I wrote about the post Hopkins/Yeats/Eliot/Dylan Thomas madness, the irrationality of the drug-taking … Continue reading

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class struggle & ANGER

A Monty Python type UK sit com in the 1960’s [?] proposed a formula for the 3 classes: the uppers survey the field from a gr8 height, the middle class looks up to them but sneers at the rest. The … Continue reading

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Happily living with Apartheit

I was shocked to hear about Israelis living in white dominated South Africa. They moved there en masse after World War Two. How did they cope with the evils of Apartheit? Then, I heard about a new Israeli ambassador to … Continue reading

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impressed by the sportivo

Right now across Australia, the Royal Commission into Sexual Abuse of Children is examining the mis-behaviour of sports coaches. I was never affected in that area as the only sports experiences I had in school was hockey in primary and … Continue reading

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We are the illegals

There are wars happening all over our unhappy planet; 50 million people are displaced. Some have heard of a peaceful, under-populated continent away to the south, away from proximity to conflict. They think, if we get there we’ll be ok, … Continue reading

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CONGRATS TO UK Anglican women clergy

Today, the ABC showed a particularly lovely event. The Anglican Synod decided to allow the consecration of women bishops. I thought there was a particular strength of character in the faces of women who’d stuck with their church, determined to … Continue reading

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