Monthly Archives: May 2013

Selective High Schools

I hear Sydney Boys High School has requested the right to take on some more local students. As a former educator, parent and once upon time student, I feel quite strongly about academically selective public High Schools. In fact I … Continue reading

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Destruction

It did not surprise me, but it deeply saddened me, to read the article written on the 19th May by Helen Razor. Historically I knew that something like this was probably about due but I was living on, enjoying the … Continue reading

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Bullying

Bullying is pretty awful. Surely we all agree about that. Bullying which involves physical violence or direct threats of physical violence designed to intimidate or bend a person to one’s will should not be tolerated. In adults this can usually, … Continue reading

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Calibration and Recalibration

I refuse yet to be put into any category of calibration as a woman. In fact I would like to kid myself that in the few years that I might have left in this world I could even reach a … Continue reading

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Children and Books

The planets’ aligning caused this unnecessary post on my blog. First I finished a month of writing a poem a day in the NaPoWriMo cohort. (By the end of the month bad doggerel was tripping off my tongue whichever way … Continue reading

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Middle Class Mentality

We hear a lot of talk about middle class welfare. I want to focus, instead, on middle class mentality, at the moment deplorable. And I want to focus first on myself as a typical, deplorable example. I did not know … Continue reading

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