Agony self

When I read back my old diaries, I’m struck by how obvious the answers to my supposed ‘dilemmas’ were. Using this magic of hindsight I’ve written responses to my problems, agony aunt style. April 2001 Someone in my university class is very tactless. She mocked packed lunches to my face and said they were ‘disgusting’.… Read Post »

Such a rebel

Melbourne spring rebellion 2019 When I was in Grade 4 my class did a project on the suffragettes. At first, my friends and I were not impressed. ‘What even are the suffragettes?’ we said. Half an hour later we loved the suffragettes! We couldn’t believe women weren’t allowed to vote. We thought the hunger-strikes were… Read Post »

What should we do about the children?

I think we can all agree that today’s children are the worst ever. Equally, we all know this is the fault of the parents. However, do not despair! There are some simple steps parents can take to lessen the likelihood of their children becoming terrible adults who ruin human civilization. Pass-the-parcel These days, every layer… Read Post »

Neighbours and the Climate Emergency

If the world stays on its current trajectory for warming, analysts predict that by century’s end, our planet will not support human civilization as we know it. There is a significant risk of societal breakdown by 2050. But what would this mean for the Australian drama Neighbours? The effects of global warming include rising temperatures, severe weather events… Read Post »

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