• Thoughts

    Ain’t no boundary small enough

    by  • October 1, 2013 • Opinion, Thoughts • 2 Comments

    Fish soft corn tacos

    I did not immediately like corn tacos. For a white British girl used to white supermarket wheatflour wraps, corn tacos are initially difficult to swallow. Literally. Or at least, that’s what I thought, until I spent three-and-a-half weeks of 2012 in the Chiapas and Yucatan regions of Mexico stuffing myself with street food –...

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    Hashtag dead friend

    by  • June 2, 2013 • Thoughts • 0 Comments

    Using your iphone

    The UNGRASPABLE INANITY of teens posting bland “Miss u alredy girlie” messages on Facebook tribute pages, hours after a death of a friend. Deeply, deeply sad. It forcefully underlines how detached from reality some constantly plugged-in Millennials can be; how completely unequipped to deal with the immensity of death they appear to be. Posting...

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    Newspaper job losses and a racist cartoon

    by  • May 30, 2013 • Australasia, News, Opinion, Thoughts • 0 Comments

    290513 The Marlborough Express Al Nisbet cartoon

    Free school meals. Racial spending-priority stereotypes. Pushing the envelope. And general outrage. Al Nisbet’s cartoon appeared in The Marlborough Express, a daily paper at the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, May 30th to much controversy and discussion. In his defence, editor Steve Mason said he had discussed the toon with senior members of staff. He said:...

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    My favourite thing about New Zealand passing the Marriage Equality Bill

    by  • April 18, 2013 • Australasia, Opinion, Politics, Thoughts • 0 Comments

    OK maybe not my FAVOURITE thing. But closely following equal civil rights for all mankind comes the little weather bar on the bottom of the Dominion Post newspaper’s front page today (April 18). Their weather straps are always nicely written but this one’s particularly good: “WEATHER: THERE’S A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE ON THE HORIZON...

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    Flamin’ West Woden Wamberal Wagga Wombats

    by  • February 25, 2013 • Australasia, Thoughts • 0 Comments

    You know you’re subbing an Australian paper when… 1. You have to Google every team name in an article because none of them sound like they’re from real places: West Belconnen, Woden Valley, Wagga City South, Bathurst St Pats, Terrigal Womberal (dutifully corrected to Wamberal), Coogee Wombats, Clovelly Crocodiles, Caringbah, St Christophers Panania. Sigh.

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