John Bartlett

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UN-AUSTRALIAN PARTY POOPER

UN-AUSTRALIAN PARTY POOPER

By on Jan 23, 2015 in Blog | 3 comments

Call me a party-pooper, a wet blanket, a knocker and a killjoy, but when I sighted rows and rows of merchandise being peddled for Australia Day in my local Safeways, I had to ask myself what we were really celebrating this Australia day, January 26th? According to the Australia day website, “Australia Day celebrates the anniversary of Captain Arthur Phillip...

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Bleeding Hearts

Bleeding Hearts

By on Jul 24, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

When I was a secondary student at a Christian (!) Brothers’ College in the 1960s, I witnessed much verbal brutality and bullying from some of the brothers. There was one student in particular in our class who was the target of constant, almost daily hounding and belittling from one brother. I could never understand why he was singled out above all but then was...

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