Tag Archives: asylum

The Princess Cried

In the legendary movie, The Princess Bride, after Vizzini exclaims “Inconceivable!” for seemingly the hundredth time, Inigo Montoya finally responds with: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. I often hear this quote when I hear people like Tony Abbott or Scott Morrison talking about their christianity.… Read More »

Scratch the surface

I love my grandmother. She’s 93 years old and now getting a bit dotty. It’s not unusual for people twenty years younger to start getting scatterbrained and it’s testament to her that she’s only started to suffer that in the last five years or so. For as long as I remember, my grandmother was my… Read More »

Australia! At war with undesirables

  Australia. A seemingly peaceful country from the outside, full of sweeping plains, amazing wildlife and breathtaking views. But don’t be deceived. This is a country at war. Yes: war. To be sure, Australia has “peacekeeping” forces abroad in troubled areas around the world, but none of that comes close to the shocking war Australia… Read More »

Game of Moans

Over the past 48 hours or so, there’s been an unbelievable amount of moaning and gnashing of teeth over the death of some fictional characters in the TV show, Game of Thrones. Having read the books, I knew it was coming, but even so, found myself somewhat perplexed at the amount of consternation this engendered.… Read More »