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When we shuffle off this mortal coil, it would be good to attend our own funeral

When we shuffle off this mortal coil, it would be good to attend our own funeral

It’s rather ironic that we can’t go to the one function that we’d kill for: our own funeral. But what’s really interesting are the answers you receive when bringing up the subject – yes, Your Honour, I did that recently – guilty as charged. And the first response was from one of the wits sitting nearby: how do you know you can’t attend your own funeral? Which I must admit knocked me over at first, but when you think about it, it’s possible we could be capable of attending our own funeral but we just can’t confirm it; not while… Read more »

Beware of the traps in the fascinating world of friendships

Beware of the traps in the fascinating world of friendships

It’s fascinating how we make friends in so many different ways. Writing the story of the two Danielas from Twosome Creative reminded me that some things will just happen, so it’s good advice never to try to force anything when it comes to friendship. For those two you can see that even though they didn’t know each other from a bar of soap until they were 18 their individual trajectories were heading towards each other and it was inevitable that they would end up great friends themselves as well as their families once they started working, got married and had… Read more »

Fingers crossed the Lucky Country is back on track after 10 ordinary years

Fingers crossed the Lucky Country is back on track after 10 ordinary years

So, my fellow quiet Australians, it looks like Scott Morrison, barring any unforeseen accidents, will be the first PM to go the distance since John Howard. And I think we should give thanks for that, because the last 10 years we have looked more like a banana republic than the powerhouse country everyone wants to live in. Our population is now more than 25 million and growing, despite efforts to slow down the pace of new arrivals. But it hasn’t just been the prime ministerial revolving door that’s dented our international reputation; we have also indulged in bit of first… Read more »

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Here’s why Bill’s bus crashed and burned on Saturday

The last three days all the spotlight has been on the potential new leadership of the Australian Labor Party. I say “all’’ because in the three days after Saturday’s debacle all the chatter was about why the ALP lost the unlosable election. So three cheers for Anthony Albanese, Chris BowenRead more »

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What gets your goat when you go shopping

Ordinarily, going shopping can be a pleasant experience. If you regularly go to the same local shopping centre, as I do, you get to know some of the staff, who greet you with a friendly smile when you arrive. Then there’s the mingling in close proximity and interaction with yourRead more »

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