Monthly Archives: December 2012

Echoes of the past

This weekend saw Darren make a quick, unexpected trip back to NSW to visit an unwell friend (taking the time to also briefly see his parents pre-christmas). Staying in Melbourne, with the end of the year looming and christmas even closer, I’ve found myself idly speculating on what I’ve left behind over the last few… Read More »

Kicking the can down the road

There’s a term you don’t hear used a lot of the time any more – “kicking the can down the road”. Or rather, I certainly don’t hear it used very much any more. Maybe in other circles it still has greater circulation. It can refer to one of two separate things – one meaning is… Read More »

The dangers of cultism

One of the first and most important lessons I was taught in Philosophy at University was a simple yet profound statement: Old ideas don’t die; the people who hold them do. I remember having a slight chuckle about it when it was first said – I immediately pictured a bunch of old men all smoking… Read More »