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Posts from March 2015

Tall Poppies

I don’t get excited very often about Australian politics… nor any other politics for that matter.  Winston Churchill once made the now famous remark: “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Like most of us I’m heartily sick of the “coup […]

Black and Blue

She turned up at the meeting with a huge bruise on the side of her face.  When someone asked she shrugged and said something about turning around in a hurry and colliding with the open kitchen door.  Well, it sounded plausible but I knew she was lying.  I’d been to her home after her daughter […]

One hour a Week

The joke wears a little thin sometimes so I have to remind myself that people mean well and that they are really just having some fun at my expense. In this case the joke came up in the context of my being retired. The person suggested that it really shouldn’t have been all that different […]


On my walk through the mall on the way back from the supermarket I was shocked. For a moment I wondered whether I had heard right. Perhaps my hearing is getting worse than I thought. But no! The words were repeated. I have to say that I don’t get shocked easily about “foul language”. Some […]