Monthly Archives: October 2014

fame is a stranger in an open car

A chantoosie from the 80’s, famed then for wearing pants, just as David Bowie achieved renown for his frocks, was musing this week on her fame. She remarks on her many gay fans, who were disappointed that she also was … Continue reading

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the nature of nature

Recently, Edinburgh Zoo announced that a couple of male flamingos had bonded by taking over the abandoned nest of a female, they brooded on the abandoned egg, hatched it & raised the chick. As yet, the Zoo has not released … Continue reading

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saved by Gough

Last night Gough Whitlam died; he had only held power for 3 years; that was enough to completely change Australian culture. What did it for me was that, in spite of being enrolled at Macquarie Uni for a Bachelor of … Continue reading

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My dad’s house & the windmill his family worked.

My dad’s family were able to find some photos of their house. It is a wonder; I cannot but let the images speak for themselves. Apart from the unbelievably pristine whiteness of the house, it has a genuine dolmen of … Continue reading

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art & psychodrama

In my last year of high school we read Shakespeare’s King Lear; it was a state school, largely Anglican, although I was raised a mittel-European Catholic by my Slovenian mum with tinges of sceptical Calvinism from my atheistic Dutch dad. … Continue reading

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The Making of Mia Freedman

Another Australian journo abused their privileged soapbox, when Mia Freedman joined in a panel discussion about the NT initiative to publish details of the nearest pedophile on an online website. Her contribution to the discussion was ” We no longer … Continue reading

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OUTSIDER STATUS

A recent ABC Q&A show featured a clash between north Qld pollie Katter & young gay comedian Josh. Josh pinned Katter down to defending or refuting previous homophobic statements he’d made. Throughout Josh’s tirade Katter looked frozen. When you searched … Continue reading

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