advocatus diaboli…

Right. So. Mary MacKillop. Here’s the sticky… In order for someone to be deemed a saint they have to have performed a couple of miracles, right? A miracle, I have learned, is something which defies medical evidence. By this rationale Bikram Choudhury could well be a saint– or you know, my mum for successfully remedying … Continue reading

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Sage.

“If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.” — Dr. Seuss. She arrives just as she said she would– on time on track I tidy up quickly, briefly, pop in the shower and leave her with Leonard and his Famous Blue Rain Coat… She’ll get it now. … Continue reading

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The Maxx.

It’s better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles… – Buddah. One of. A friend invited me back to his last night to drink champagne, eat oysters and watch The Maxx. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQBaUNPYF20&feature=related I’ve fallen in love with this program. It’s ingenious. The brain-child of writer and comic illustrator, Sam Keith. The series follows … Continue reading

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Missing In Action: An Essay on Diaspora.

There has been a lot of talk about town regarding this music video clip of late. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been asked now if I’ve seen it, and what I thought of it and if I’d be interested in writing something about it. I hadn’t seen the clip until today, and had … Continue reading

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Australia New Zealand Army Corps.

“No one wins. It’s a war of man.” – Neil Young. I didn’t go to the ANZAC day dawn service this year. I usually do but last years service really got me thinking as to why I do. The service was long and laborious to be honest. All of the diggers, bar two, I believe, … Continue reading

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