More University Days and Nights

A Continuation Of The University Story My journey to self awareness continued in 1963. My previous post (located below this one on this site) tells the story of the first two years. I was feeling much more confident when my third university year began. I enrolled in English III and Education I. The latter wasContinue reading “More University Days and Nights”

University Days and Nights

I have three degrees and all my studies were free, apart from a few insignificant charges. Why is this so? It’s because I am 86 and belong to the Silent Generation. That placed me before the neocon John Sydney Dawkins  put a hex on university learning. As Labor Education Minister 1987-91, he decided to makeContinue reading “University Days and Nights”

HOSPITAL DAYS

I have just returned from two months stay in hospital. The cause was a mysterious and still undiagnosed infection that eventually led to heart problems. A difficult and challenging experience. There was one vital outcome: immense respect for the doctors and nurses of the institutions that secured my recovery. Ryde Hospital was where the ambulanceContinue reading “HOSPITAL DAYS”

By Jingo!

Image: Creative Commons – Kiss/Clipart A former Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, had this to say in a recent speech: Our country has to be capable of inflicting severe damage on any adversary – and that almost certainly means increasing military spending beyond two per cent of GDP. Source: https://www.lowyinstitute.org/publications/address-china-tony-abbott 11/12/19 By Jingo! a striking idea.  DoContinue reading “By Jingo!”

For pity is the virtue of the law

Image: Lady Justice – William Cho/Creative Commons Once upon a time a political leader said: “No one is above the law in this country…There is a process to be followed.” I choose here to forego the naming of that leader. My interest lies in the discussion of significances. “Which law are you talking about?” you may ask.Continue reading “For pity is the virtue of the law”

Let us shut our eyes and talk about the weather…

Image Source: Creative Commons: unsplash.com Once upon a time there was a Weatherman. He was a friendly fellow, unimposing but trustworthy. People listened to his words with respect and planned their future accordingly. Like warmth in winter or a cool breeze in summer he was always a welcome part of any day. His persona reachedContinue reading “Let us shut our eyes and talk about the weather…”

Some Lessons From History

Image Source: Creative Commons: https://www.imoa.ph/event-archive/ All Hail To The Expert! What must I think in the face of life’s daily challenges? What is my acceptable course to follow in times of stress? Why, just listen to an expert stupid. A nice accredited answer this,  you might say. The final solution to the thought processes ofContinue reading “Some Lessons From History”

Viva The United Nations!

Image Source: Creative Commons Public Domain A certain prime minister is apparently worried about an often-ill-defined borderless global community and worse still, an unaccountable internationalist bureaucracy. Sounds a bit like EU to me. Or the victors at Versailles in 1919. Could the right honourable gentleman be thinking of the United Nations? I hope not. WhenContinue reading “Viva The United Nations!”