What's the word for the name you give someone who helps the new kid at school? I've been trying to remember the word all week, and everyone keeps saying, "buddy". Indeed, that was the first word I thought of, too. But "buddy" seems overly American and I don't think we would have used that word … Continue reading What’s the right word?
"These are the reason I haven't worn a watch in about twenty years", I told Sue, as we wandered around the ABC Studio at Old Parliament House, now the "Museum Of Australian Democracy". I was referring to something commonly known as a "bulk eraser", though they probably had a more formal name. In the days … Continue reading One Night in Canberra
"Can you give me a hand up? I'm not sure I can get back up", an older woman (probably in her early 70s) said to me today. She was one of many people taking part in today's protest march in Sydney. She'd just taken part in a collective action where people knelt down and gave … Continue reading Black / Indigenous Lives Matter