It was Australia Day on January 26th, so there’s a lot of chest-thumping nationalism going on. Here’s Gert’s contribution, an extract from that great Australian work by Norman Lindsay, The Magic Pudding.
Kate Burridge has some suggestions for fresh phrases to take back to the workplace to replace the tired old moving forward, hitting the ground running, drilling down, etc.
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I’ve begun studying Icelandic, and I believe that the literature produced during the Middle Ages in that remote island close to the Arctic Circle is one of the most important in the world.
Jose Luis Borges
“Golly! Pork-pie and chocolate cake, sardines and Nestlé’s milk, chocolate and peppermint creams, tinned pineapple and ginger-beer!” said Janet. Talk about a feast! I bet this beats the upper third’s feast hollow! Come on – let’s begin!”
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While producing ‘The History Of Rome’ I was asked the same set of questions over and over again: Is America Rome? Is the United States following a similar historical trajectory? Mike Duncan says in the introduction to The Storm Before The Storm.
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