Bronte & Shakespeare – Literary Heroes

This year is the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth, and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Let’s start with Shakespeare – after all, he’s been getting all the attention lately, right? I don’t think I’ll ever tire of Shakespeare’s writing. It really is something special, and I think I knew this even when I […]

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Stung! to make honey?

In my majestic quest for additional means of procrastination, I stumbled across a show called Scorpion. I’d seen ads for it before, but never had the time to sit down and watch an episode. As luck would have it, I was up late one night and it was the only showing that wasn’t news, psychics […]

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Tony Talks, Wanting to Make a Difference

Tony Abbott’s op-ed in the Quadrant smacks of ignorance and self-aggrandisement, of a man beating his own chest over the pleas of others in his own party. He writes as a man maligned and unrepentant, and even the title itself, “I Was Right on National Security”, reads a petulant response to all those who have […]

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