Category Archives: Australia

Sober Eyes

This is similar to a topic I covered back in late 2020 about perceptions of reality but related to a different subject. That is alcohol which I freely admit I have had struggles with. In fact, I pledged to abstain … Continue reading

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A Review of The Penguin Book of Australian Short Stories

The Penguin Book of Australian Short Stories edited by Harry Heseltine, Penguin Books, August 30th, 1976 Earlier this year I wrote a review of Modern Japanese Short Stories which was a collection by a selection of Japanese authors from the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Wicked

Ned Kelly: A Lawless Life by Doug Morrissey Connor Court Publishing, January 15th, 2015 One of the proofs of our fallen world is the way wicked people are so often celebrated. Whether reframed as misunderstood or acclaimed while ignorantly (and … Continue reading

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The Obvious Investor

The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape, John Wiley & Sons, December 1st, 2020 (first published in 2016) Despite sharing my misgivings about the type of books you find in airports before, I have been given (gifted this time), another book … Continue reading

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Backing the Blue

I won’t pretend I’ve never had trouble with the police and some lingering resentment as a result of that. In my first few years of driving I ended up with a number of small fines and a loss of license. … Continue reading

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The Last Seemingly Legitimate Election

The last few years have highlighted just how little control most Westerners have over their governments. There are plenty of examples in the past though, most notably with immigration where governments either ignore popular opinion or pay lip service to … Continue reading

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Australia Belongs to Us

The above video was produced by the Australia Day Council which appears to be a government funded organisation. The Federal Government in Australia has apparently been led by “conservatives” since 2013 and yet the above video was produced with them … Continue reading

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Pauline Hanson was right

Back in 1996, I was in middle school and as is to be expected, not well-informed where politics and society were concerned. John Howard was the Prime Minister and he would remain so until 2007. Regardless of your politics, he … Continue reading

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Visit to Marian Valley

I recently visited the Marian Valley in Queensland, Australia. It is within the Archdiocese of Brisbane and run by the Monastic Order of St. Paul the First Hermit. This was my first visit and it is a wonderful place for … Continue reading

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Compliance & Competence

When I moved back to Australia, I began working for a school in a system I’d been out of for a decade and barely in before that. I was only a few years out of university when I moved to … Continue reading

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