The camping area at Glen Helen in the West Macdonnells was crowded. It was mid-winter, school holidays in much of the country and holidaying school-teachers with their families, as well …
These blokes didn’t call out ‘Ducks on the pond’. Marinating Leanne in barbeque smoke was less kind than would have been just plain exclusion in this all-too-familiar example of bloke bonding. When it comes to such behaviour, me mate ‘Plate’ would say, ‘I resemble that comment”.
Paul Keating thinks over the broadest range of issues, intelligently, deeply, strategically. We miss in our public life thinkers of his calibre and we and our country are the poorer. He had the thousand plus people fortunate to be in the room with him spell-bound at his wit, his humour and believe it or not, his humility. After all, he has so little about which to be humble.
Brunswick Street was the street of dissolution when I was young. The TF Much Ballrroom was the epicentre when the Ferret Affair drew the wierdest and most wonderful crowd. My article appeared in Brunswick Street, Art & Revolution, Ed. Anne Rittman and Maz Wilson, published by Black Pepper. Check blackpepperpublishing.com/RittmanAndWilson
Bobby Kennedy Jnr was a powerful community advocate for care and protection of waterways. I have real trouble with the issues for which he advocates now.
A boyhood dream is realised when 40 years later I journeyed to Silken Samarkand. John Keats and Dot Roche, I thank you.
Robert F Kennedy Jnr, then President of the Waterkeeper Alliance, treated us to oratory as we rarely hear it. His message on the importance of being organised for protecting the environment, particularly riverine and marine environments, was the basis for the formation of Waterkeepers Australia
Lactarius deliciosus When the calendar indicates April or May, it is time to start combing the Mornington Peninsula for Pine mushrooms. Unsurprisingly, they grow under pine trees, often in association …