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Writing Task

WITH APOLOGIES TO CHARLES DICKENS As nobody in Australia would sympathize with the first and second fleets without being first assured that the Nash/Williams family is well respected, it is clear that they were, not only in the new colony … Continue reading

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My Dog and the Sounds of Silence

MY DOG AND THE SOUND OF SILENCE When I realised that I had placed “dog” first in my required list of what was important to me, I was alarmed that a mere animal had taken precedence over family, grandchildren and … Continue reading

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Leave Australia Day to the Young

Leave Australia Day to the young! Since I left school in 1957 I have not joined any formal Australia Day celebrations on 26th January. I have thought and questioned how we can celebrate on a day of such sadness for … Continue reading

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Entry to Teaching

As a person who has, during my career, both taught and was connected to schools in another capacity, I feel a need to comment on the uproar about “the low mark” required to get into a teaching degree. There are … Continue reading

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Move With The Times Researchers

The latest research – apparently we old timers are becoming “addicted” to our iPhones! First the middle aged (I can only assume) researchers attacked the young for being “addicted” to IT equipment and now it is us oldies. But the … Continue reading

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What is Social Justice.?

I went to a funeral the day before yesterday. It was of a person who had died suddenly and much younger than is usual but our friendship, born of being fellow students at one stage in our disparate lives, was … Continue reading

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Mea Culpa

When I say “mea culpa” I only have myself both to blame and forgive. I have no God for a fall back position. I have not believed in a “maker” since I was 11 years old 66 years ago, although … Continue reading

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