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Lest We Forget

Today, on this ANZAC Day, I honour the memories of all those who have fought for our freedom and the freedom of our children and grandchildren. I honour those who have died in battle. I honour those who suffered and… Read More ›

Random Note #7

Today, on this ANZAC Day, I honour the memories of all those who have fought for our freedom and the freedom of our children and grandchildren. I honour those who have died in battle. I honour those who suffered and… Read More ›

Food

This is my fourth speech from the Competent Communicator Manual. I gave this speech on 25 May 2010. The exercise is ‘How to Say It’. The title is ‘Food’ and the time is meant to be 5-7 minutes. I came… Read More ›

Books I Read in December 2009

Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer Black Juice by Margo Lanagan Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer Related articles Books in the Queue (sffbookreview.wordpress.com) Top Ten Tuesday: Settings I Want More Of (sarahsaysread.com) The 2013 Stella Prize Longlist announced (booktopia.com.au) Don’t waste… Read More ›

Away by Michael Gow

Opening Sentence:A school performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is coming to a close. Synopsis:Away opens with a school performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the great Shakespearean themes of suffering, regeneration and reconciliation persist. It’s Christmas 1967 and… Read More ›

To Pacify or Not to Pacify?

[juiceboxjungle height=”327″ width=”320″ video=”iframe/embed/133109_2009-07-30-180259″] More parenting videos on JuiceBoxJungle This is a fairly controversial subject amongst parents. Mum’s especially tend to be quite fanatical about whether pacifiers are good or bad.I personally feel there are arguments for both sides. Some… Read More ›