Picking up the threads Andrew Goss ‘This is to certify that Temporary Surgeon Lieutenant Stephen E Bull M.B. RN will be demobilised from His Majesty’s Naval Service with effect from 25th March 1919. He will be entitled to wear uniform for one month from the above date and upon occasions authorised by the Regulations.’ Signed […]
Standing on the edge, O Wonder, O vertigo. Fly shall I? Float? Hollow boned, clear eyed, Wind wreathed wild. Fall do I, rise do I, On the turn of tide Turn of time, to ebb, To flow, adrift, adream, Cast all adream, O Wonder.
The Victorian state government, and other state governments by the look of it, are starving the TAFE system of funds. They will doubtless spin it as reform and financial prudence, but what is the real agenda? Here’s a short piece I wrote for the TAFE 4 All website. TAFE 4 All.
Back in 1897 when Henry James published his novel What Maisie Knew shared parenting was a hot topic, at least in New York. Today it may be a commonplace, but the impact it has on so many lives makes this new film from directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel as contemporary as its modern setting. […]
Geoffrey Rush adds another triumph to his list with a spell-binding performance as international art dealer Virgil Oldman in The Best Offer, a film about art and life, the true and the fake. After a lifetime of buying and selling, Virgil Oldman has amassed, by underhand means and the assistance of Billy Whistler, played by […]
Emma Ayres raised this on her morning ABC show. It’s a good question, but why do we call some music sad when we actually feel it is beautiful? The same effect can be found in art, how many of the most beautiful paintings are sad? Are we loading “sad” with too much meaning? Sad we […]
If you want to get from Oxford to the Uffington White Horse, don’t ask Bing, it will tell you it can’t find a road route. This is beacuse it thinks the White Horse is in Mexico, even though it admits the address is in Wiltshire.
Making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear My wife, inspired by childhood memories of seeing Liberace on the TV, insisted on our seeing this film. I wasn’t keen, I knew very little about Liberace, my lingering impression being of a kind of Benny Hill without the gags, an Edna Everage without the wit. […]
There has been a lot of fuss lately about government agencies in various countries tracking our every move online. While I have nothing much to hide, I don’t like it on principle, so I followed up a link on a post and found the Startpage search engine. Basically this routes your Google enquiries through a […]
Geodynamics has now commissioned its long awaited 1 megawatt Habanero pilot plant near Innamincka in South Australia. Australia is fortunate in sitting on top of several vast masses of hot granite, enough to supply base load electricity for the foreseeable future. I have been following the progress of this project for several years, it has […]