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Are viewers of kiddie porn paedophiles?

Jul 24, 2011 3 Comments ›› admin

The arrest of Collectors host Andy Muirhead brings into focus an issue that has troubled me for some time: the law that makes it illegal to watch something – anything – on your home computer.           Paedophilia is of course detestable. All those attacked are scarred for life. And what makes it even more terrible is ...Continue Reading

The Rudd Downfall

Jul 24, 2011 No Comments ›› admin

Last Thursday was a nightmare. And not just for Kevin Rudd but for those of us who know and like him. As I watched him struggling with his emotions in that farewell address in the Prime Minister’s Courtyard, I was taken back to our many hours together as we traced his life from birth to ...Continue Reading

The Master Chef curse

Jul 24, 2011 No Comments ›› admin

Thank God it’s over. I speak, of course, of Master Chef that reality television phenomenon that for some of us came far too close to reality itself.           You see, I’m the ‘babbling brook’ at our place; have been for the last few years while writing full time. It’s no hardship. In fact I quite enjoy ...Continue Reading

Chemist shop assistants rude & unhelpful no longer

Jul 24, 2011 No Comments ›› admin

Regular readers will recall that a few months ago I complained about Canberra’s rude and unhelpful Chemist shop assistants. At the time it became something of a talking point and I received lots of rude and unhelpful emails.           So it’s only fair that I should report the remarkable change that has taken place – at ...Continue Reading