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Blackouts

I do not want to say that we have become a nation of whingers. But watch out. We are getting very close. In the “olden days” (I am 76) we were not tougher, we were not faster, we were not … Continue reading

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The Rainbow Survey

It was impossible, after I read Tom Switzer’s comment piece in the Sydney Morning Herald this morning, to stick to my resolution that I was going to say nothing more about voting in the possibly upcoming “survey” on marriage equality. … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality

It is hard to watch the insensitivity of some of the hard right in Australia forcing us to interfere, once again, in the private lives of others who wish to opt for the now conservative choice of marrying a lifetime … Continue reading

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Learning from Memories of Menstruation

It is time for old memories to be recorded. Give me a pen and paper! Oh no, I mean please pass the iPad. I often draw on my past, particularly when talking of feminist issues, to help keep fresh some … Continue reading

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My father, a scientist and engineer, often talked about environmental pollution, the need to end our reliance on finite fossil fuels, the role of solar and other forms of power. This is not unusual, except my memories of this go … Continue reading

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Reflection and Reconciliation

Sorry. I always feel a strong and painful need to apologise to Australia’s Indigenous people, especially when I talk of my own family history. I apologise on my own behalf, but I also feel guilt on behalf of my first … Continue reading

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JUNK MAIL

Yesterday I put a notice in each of almost 1,000 letter boxes. I would say that about 90% of them sported a sign, “No Junk Mail”. Some added a polite “Please”. A small percentage asked for other favours such as … Continue reading

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