Category Archives: Social Commentary

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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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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Valentine’s Day – wherefore art thou?

Valentine’s Day seems to be copping a bad rap these days, at least in some circles. As an example, I work in an organization of two hundred odd people, whose ages cover the spectrum from young recent graduates to semi-retirees … Continue reading

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