Monthly Archives: May 2016

a Friday night in Sydney

My work involves visiting many different people in their homes, it is part of why I love the┬ájob so much. I have had afternoon tea on the elegant verandah of a multi-million dollar home at Hunters Hill, looking out over … Continue reading

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thinking about Robert Dessaix

I don’t know why I’ve been thinking about Robert Dessaix lately. Sometimes you just need to be with people you understand or who understand you. I certainly feel at home with Dessaix. Robert Dessaix’s writing is so intimate that it … Continue reading

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Siddhartha

I decided to write a letter to Hermann Hesse about his book Siddhartha. Seeing I am a Westie girl by upbringing, I reverted to south of the Parramatta River for the missive. “G’day mate. I fort I’d let you know … Continue reading

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why are right-wingers so damned nasty?

This is not a rhetorical question. We see regularly the right-wing commentators and shock jocks using appalling language and imagery, think of Alan Jones’s suggestion that Julia Gillard be “put in a chaff bag and thrown into the sea”. Can … Continue reading

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