Tag Archive: Books

Great Views

As someone who works from an inside office on the second floor of a building in Ultimo, I couldn’t help but be impressed as I gazed out the window of Governor Phillip Tower.… Continue reading

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Airport Reading

For my recent trip north I bought two books at the airport; one going up and one going down. As I’m quite interested in politics, especially the electoral process, on the way up… Continue reading

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Harbour Day

It was one of those really great winter days in Sydney, where the sky is blue, the sun is warm, and there’s lots to do. Although unfortunately I didn’t make it to the… Continue reading

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Babooshka

In stark contrast to last week when I went to the Unisex Amateur Strip Night, tonight I went to a rather erudite discussion at Glebe Books about the forthcoming Federal Election, followed by… Continue reading

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Makes Me Cry

It’s late at night and I’ve just been watching the film, “The Sum Of Us”, and once again I found it a teary affair. There’s one scene, in particular, that gets me every… Continue reading

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Three People

I mentioned the other day on this blog that I’d received an autographed copy of the new Edmund White biography. When I got around to putting this in my bookcase, I just sat… Continue reading

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Edmund White

I had a lovely surprise at work today, being presented with this autographed copy of the new book by Edmund White, an autobiography. White had been in to work a few days ago… Continue reading

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The Dismissal

Although I was a child (10 years old) when the Whitlam Government was dismissed, I was fairly politically astute for my age. I knew about and was interested in politics, although I didn’t… Continue reading

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Sins of Scripture

Although I’d heard about John Shelby Spong as being a fairly liberal Christian, I wasn’t really aware of the detail of his theology until I read this book on a flight between Sydney… Continue reading

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Graham Kennedy

I’ve really loved Graham Kennedy for a long time. My earliest memory is of his return to night time television in the 1970s. One of the unfortunate parts of living in the country… Continue reading

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Not Happy John

I quite enjoyed reading this book, “Not Happy John” by Margo Kingston on the plane between Perth and Sydney and then Sydney to Melbourne. Because it had lots of interesting things to say,… Continue reading

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