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How much worse can things get in 2020?

Many moons ago the editorial team in a local newspaper dubbed a work experience kid “Sixty Questions’’. The reason being that the kid, who was a lovely young fellow by the way, just kept asking questions of all of us, day after day for a week. I was reminded of this when someone asked for the millionth time this week if life can get any worse right now. Now it’s true that we are living in interesting times, to say the least. Here in our own country we went through a very long drought. And even before that ended horrific… Read more »

Patiently waiting for the time it’s safe to hug the grandkids

It feels like we’ve been in lockdown for an eternity. But when you think about it it’s been barely a little over a month since we were told to stay home to save lives. Each day since then has seemed to have lasted for a lot longer than usual as we eagerly consumed as much news of how the virus was going as we could. There was much more than we could handle, what with Covid updates from every state and territory here in Australia before we even looked at how other countries were faring. Five or six weeks later… Read more »

Ferals and narcissists of Covid-19 will linger in the memory

Remember when we got to hate 2019 so much we couldn’t wait for it to end and there’d be a collective “good riddance, you bastard’’ call across the country. First there were the water restrictions because of the drought, followed by the smoke haze that covered the metropolitan area, from Picton to Paddington, day after day for weeks on end. The bushfires were some of the worst ever and many of our country cousins lost members of the family and their homes. And so we couldn’t wait for this horrible year to end: bring on 2020, we’d all say. But… Read more »

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How much worse can things get in 2020?

Many moons ago the editorial team in a local newspaper dubbed a work experience kid “Sixty Questions’’. The reason being that the kid, who was a lovely young fellow by the way, just kept asking questions of all of us, day after day for a week. I was reminded ofRead more »

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Pressure’s on to impress your Valentine

OK, girls and boys, Valentine’s Day is just four days away and the pressure’s on. Whether it’s for the first or 50th time, the conundrum remains the same: what will I buy for that special person in my life, the love of my life. So, start thinking, because there’s notRead more »

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What if it never rains again and other silly claims

I remember the words well: “If it rains again.’’ They were said by a politician during an interview late last year and I recalled them today as I sat by my window watching the rain tumble down in Campbelltown. I won’t embarrass them by naming them, but those four littleRead more »

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Just about had enough of 2019, so bring on 2020

Bushfires burning for weeks, drought, water restrictions; 2019 is certainly going to be a memorable year for all sorts of reasons. We also voted twice during the year to elect – for better or worse – new governments in NSW and Canberra. In the state, by the time the LiberalRead more »

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The parade that stops our town

A spoof logo of this year’s Fisher’s Ghost festival doing the rounds landed in the messages box of my phone yesterday. It was mildly amusing but we won’t be publishing it here because it does not deserve to be exposed to a wider audience. But enough of this silliness andRead more »

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Just don’t know anyone who would kill for veggies

Asparagus, broccoli, carrots, dill, eggplant, green beans, leeks, onions, potatoes, rhubarb, spinach, tomatoes, zucchini. There you go, there’s an edible plant for just about every letter of the alphabet. Not that it makes it any easier to eat some of them – OK, you’re right, any of them. Most humansRead more »

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Can you cheat on the footy team you love?

Deciding how to approach footy finals when you’re team’s gone must be one of life’s little mysteries. It’s becoming increasingly important, according to footy journalists anyway, to choose a team if yours is out of contention. The problem is that when the finals kick off there are still eight teamsRead more »

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