INTERROBANG

Musings on life, the universe and an elephant named Flobo

This weekend really highlighted a part of my personality that I try in vain to control. No matter how much I try to fight against it, I am, for better want of a word, a Troglodyte. I think I could quite happily hole up in a cave somewhere – assuming of course that it was …

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For those not aware, Melbourne Cup is held on the first Tuesday in November each year. It is called the race that stops the nation and people gather in offices, if they haven’t been fortunate enough to get the day or afternoon off, to watch a bunch of jockeys race horses around a track. You …

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“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” sang John Lennon in his song Beautiful Boy.  Or, one of my favourite sayings, an adaptation of a line by Robert Burns, “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry”. Two lines that have stuck with me since the first …

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On 1st September, news feeds across Australia came under a barrage of posts with the news that spring had sprung. Memes started to appear joking about the annual arrival of magpies swooping and the streets started to fill with cyclists wearing zip ties sticking out of their helmets as a deterrent to the birds. Astronomically …

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Am I distracting you? A simple question that is rarely answered honestly. We all like to believe that we are able to multi-task like the most efficient of computers although the simple truth is, humans are incredibly easy to distract. I am not saying that distraction is a bad thing. Quite the contrary. When I …

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Hero by definition in the Oxford English Dictionary: A person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities and  (in mythology and folklore) a person of superhuman qualities and often semi-divine origin, in particular one whose exploits were the subject of ancient Greek myths. Who is it that gets to decide who exactly …

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