Category Archives: LET’S DISCUSS

How about a look before you leap!

Keep To The Left Please. Mind Your Step, Keep To The Left. While Manly Council is considering erecting signs along our beachfront asking people to stick to the right side of their path, or should that be the left, it’s … Continue reading

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No chivalry on Costa Concordia

Chivalry, according to the World English Dictionary is the sum of the ideal qualifications of a knight, including courtesy, generosity, valour, and dexterity in arms. Knights were those blokes who pranced around on horses in medieval times saving fair ladies. … Continue reading

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School should be out for some

What on earth is this unhealthy obsession we’ve developed over forcing our children to stay at school until Year 12? Are there really any benefits for the kids who view their time after Year 10 as an unbearable sentence? The … Continue reading

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Mongrel students rule.

Can anyone tell me exactly when the lunatics began running the asylum in this country? Was there a special handover day? A moment when someone decided minorities, no matter how dysfunctional, should rule? Was I asleep at the time? Did … Continue reading

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Service lost in translation

I spent around 15 years living and working overseas and nearly half of that period was in countries where English was rarely spoken and like many people who have travelled, I have a wealth of stories about trying to make … Continue reading

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Making a boob of yourself!

What did the blonde say … Hey! Don’t finish that question, you might offend someone. Okay, I’ll try again. What did the fat … NO! Stop! You can’t call people fat! That’s rude. Hmm … So there was this Muslim … Continue reading

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Skyscraper heels heading for a topple

IT began with the skyscraper heels. You know the ones. They make stilettos look like boring bungalows, towering skyscraper-like above all others, ungainly and powerful. The ones more akin to a small pair of stilts than any sort of sensible … Continue reading

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HSC is no biggie.

I WAS at the beautician’s the other day where I met a lovely young lady called Marissa.  She was 21 and was telling me about a frustrating issue she’d faced since leaving school in year 11. ‘‘It’s the patronising attitude from people … Continue reading

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Is Sydney too fast?

  In all my wildest dreams I never expected to meet Tom while on holidays in Cairns. But there he was, strolling towards me down the corridor, his huge, hairy, tattooed forearms, poking out from a burnt orange and yellow Hawaiian shirt … Continue reading

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Evil murderer Crump deserves no compassion

I’ll never forget the day more than 35 years ago when Elouise Morse arrived at my school. It was memorable, not only because she was starting mid-term, but because she wore a non-regulation white scarf. She told me her mother … Continue reading

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