Monthly Archives: March 2013

Have Lance will Travel

Here’s a “did you know” that I bet you didn’t (unless you’re better informed on the origin of words that I am).  The word “freelance” derives from the middle ages and refers to knights  who, rather than jousting for one … Continue reading

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Home on the Range with Freud or How I’m Learning to Love Literary Theory

Freud and cowboys aren’t concepts one intuitively links together; not like say fish and chips or (to be Freudian about it) boys and girls.  They weren’t to me, at least not until I read Clare Connors’ book “Literary Theory:  A … Continue reading

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A hundred things to like about Canberra

Last time I visited Canberra was some time back in the 1980s, when there was only one Parliament House.  My recent visit coincided fortuitously with the hundredth birthday of the capital, which was founded on 12th March 1913.  It’s not … Continue reading

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Writers’ Week Wrap-Up

My Writers Week experience was, as noted previously, my first but it certainly won’t be my last.  What I saw of it I loved.  Regrettably I only managed four sessions out of a huge array of many more, but the … Continue reading

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Best Australian Blogs Competition

With the aim of celebrating the diversity, power and fun of blogging, The Best Australian Blogs Competition (an initiative of the Australian Writers Centre) is back!  The 2013 competition opened for entries last week. If you’re a fellow Australian blogger, … Continue reading

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Laying Waste

If I was the mother of a teenager in today’s society I’d be seriously worried about their chances of making it to adulthood as a whole, healthy, fully functioning and mentally stable human being.  Since binge drinking became fashionable among the … Continue reading

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