Category Archives: Methinks

It’s time to say ‘Sorry, Australia’

It’s been a while since I posted here.  Not because I had nothing to say, but because so often I have been left speechless with disgust and disbelief at what has been said and done – or not –  by … Continue reading

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Be careful what you whisper

The following points were made in a lecture a decade ago by historian and academic Earle de Motte, author of Egyptian Religion and Mysteries and The Grail: a search for transcendence. His topic was ‘The Power of the Word’, meaning … Continue reading

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The editors’ bottom line

Societies of editors in each Australian state last week voted on a motion to dissolve the individual branches and form one cohesive, national organisation. Whatever the outcome (and the Victorian tail would wag the dog) some questions remain: what is … Continue reading

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Vivian Bullwinkel, Fairfield’s matron of honour

PRO HUMANITATE, ‘in the service of humanity’, is the motto of the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps. Lieut. Col. Vivian Bullwinkel (pictured left) exemplified this principle to become one of the best-loved and respected nurses of her time. Rejected by … Continue reading

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Fairfield ‘culture of care’ sustained

IT’S my opinion that one of the most beautiful campuses of any tertiary institution in Victoria is North Melbourne Institute of TAFE, at Yarra Bend Road, Fairfield. Recently partnered with Swinburne University and renamed Melbourne Polytechnic, NMIT has several thriving … Continue reading

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Kidney donor saves PM

I put up a post about ABC announcer Mark Colvin’s kidney transplate in March last year (2013), and though his operation is well over and he’s back on ABC Radio National’s PM program, I’m prompted to revisit the story after … Continue reading

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Tiptoe past the sleeping dog of jealousy

  As a kid I often felt inadequate, unable to communicate, inferior in some way to almost everyone I met.  But I had never felt jealousy until I fell in love.  Jorge was not much taller than I was, and … Continue reading

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