In an interview on ABC News Breakfast this morning, Federal Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt asked that “everybody to be respectful of the views of each other”. He wasn’t talking about opinions on emissions trading, direct action or any typically divisive policies related to his portfolio. Rather, Mr Hunt was referring to the burgeoning […]Read more "A little respect, please, for those against equality"
The momentous occasion was prefaced by conversations brazenly inane. So usually did we talk about work and friends and family that when the moment finally came, any bystander would be forgiven for missing its significance. It did start promisingly, but was sullied by my pathological need to avoid. “Is that boy still living with you? What’s his… I’ve […]Read more "Don’t Make Me Say It"
I can’t help but scoff as he furiously scribbles in his notebook. He looks up. Oh shit. I awkwardly shift my gaze down, staring wide-eyed at the table top. Had he heard me? Did I actually audibly scoff. I want melt into a puddle and seep into the soil of the Earth. Unfortunately, my escape has been foiled; […]Read more "How to Destroy a Blog and Influence No One"
Have you ever felt like you could become great friends with someone you have never actually met? He might be a friend of a friend that you notice at a party, who speaks with a self-deprecating humour that penetrates your very soul. She might be that sad, lonesome girl who sits in front of you […]Read more "Stay Off Of My Lawn"