Whether you know Magda from her skits during the Fast Forward days (remember Lynne? “I said pet, I said love, I said pet”), or my personal favourite, Sharon Strzelecki from Kath and Kim, you will probably agree she’s become engrained as part of our collective Aussie comedy family. Continue reading
“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.” – Aldous Huxley.
I’m not (overly) ashamed to read the occasional self-help book, as long as it’s not poorly written and isn’t too ‘self-helpy’. Today I was reading A Hidden Wholeness, by Parker J Palmer. So far, this book seems to be pretty good. It’s more about Parker’s view on the need for social change and his suggestions for how we can create it, rather than some bullshitty nonsense. Continue reading
“To dwell on beauty and normalcy — to reassert the liveliness of ordinary things, precisely in the face of what is hardest and most broken in society. This has been Michael Longley’s gift to Northern Ireland as one of its foremost living poets” — Krista Tippett.