The July 2010 Archive

*As Good As I Get

The other evening as I exited my place of work, a man said, ‘Excuse me, miss,’ and asked me for the amount of thirteen dollars, which he told me he needed for his night’s accommodation. After listening to his story, I gave him the sum requested. I did so because, first, his honest face made […]

*One Pay at a Time

I recently let my head go and bought a brand-new book entitled Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict by the spectacularly named Avis Cardella. I was drawn to this work because if there’s one thing I enjoy, it’s a meaty tale about a woman spending like a loon, and ending up surrounded by snowdrifts of […]

*The Life and Art Of…

I, like seemingly every other member of the Australian public, with whom Bob Hawke had his celebrated ‘love affair’, watched the telemovie about the man himself that screened on Sunday night. But unlike probably everyone else in the nation, I also watched another film, The Boost, a cautionary nineteen eighties tale about drug addiction that […]

*Master Blaster

I was taken aback the other day when a friend, who doesn’t work in an office and therefore is always keen to know what people in offices converse about the live-long day, asked me what television programs are being talked of at my place of business. He ran through some very popular shows that he […]