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Tale of Reimagining Campbelltown perfect for time capsule

On Tuesday, December 1, a time capsule will be buried at historic Glenalvon House, which is in Lithgow Street, around the corner from the heart of Queen Street, Campbelltown, pictured above. The capsule will be opened in 100 years, in 2120, and let’s hope the people alive that year are luckier than we are at the moment in 2020. In any case, , the burial of a time capsule is part of a “celebration’’ you haven’t heard much of, Campbelltown 2020, which is marking the 200th anniversary since the town was established by the NSW colony’s Governor, Lachlan Macquarie. And… Read more »

Never mind the state border wars

Never mind the state border wars

These border wars between our states got me thinking some of them could do with new names. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not into that cancel culture stuff. But looking at almost half of the country being called Western Australia made me think surely we can do better. And when you look at the USA, how good are some of their state names. California, Wisconsin, Nevada, Arkansas, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Arizona, Texas and so on and so on. Fifty states and all named for something that’s special about them. Here we just use the geographic location, South Australia, Northern Territory,… Read more »

So sad comedy has gone to the dogs

It’s very sad what’s happened to humour during the pandemic. Two things actually happened to the funny side of life. One, humour is in short supply right now. And two, any current attempts at humour are not very funny. So where has humour gone, because our funny bone hasn’t gone anywhere, I’m sure. Well some experts believe humour began to fade away when it became politically incorrect. It’s true that most humour is at the expense of someone else, especially ethnic stereotypes – Irish dimwits, mean with their money Scots, all Greeks run fish and chips shops and so on…. Read more »

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Never mind the state border wars

These border wars between our states got me thinking some of them could do with new names. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not into that cancel culture stuff. But looking at almost half of the country being called Western Australia made me think surely we can do better. And whenRead more »

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So sad comedy has gone to the dogs

It’s very sad what’s happened to humour during the pandemic. Two things actually happened to the funny side of life. One, humour is in short supply right now. And two, any current attempts at humour are not very funny. So where has humour gone, because our funny bone hasn’t goneRead 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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