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School of Philosophy – introduction

More on the School of Philosophy: Introduction [Week 1] [Week 2] [Week 3] [Week 4] [Week 5] [Week 6] [Week 7] [Week 8] [Week 9] [Week 10] Many years ago a very old and dear friend from the UK came to stay with us for a while. During his stay we … Continue reading

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School of Philosophy – week 1

More on the School of Philosophy: [Introduction] Week 1 [Week 2] [Week 3] [Week 4] [Week 5] [Week 6] [Week 7] [Week 8] [Week 9] [Week 10] So, what was the first week of the course like? It was fun. We went through the main aims of the course, and the … Continue reading

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Progress

Back in the old days, taps used to come in pairs, one hot, one cold, and they used to have washers inside that would wear out every few years, so you’d have to go down to the hardware store, buy … Continue reading

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Peppermint Grove drug dealer jailed – what’s the real story?

‘Peppermint Grove Drug Dealer jailed’ was the headline, inset on the front page of The West Australian, Saturday, 26 March. The main story, inside, filled most of page 3, leading with this lurid paragraph: “A young Peppermint Grove woman has … Continue reading

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Life as a car

My friend Katie Joy shared this great metaphor with me at a family Christmas gathering. Any mangling that may have occurred in the re-telling is entirely my fault. Life is a like a car hurtling along. When I was young … Continue reading

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Marketing orientation in government

There’s a lot of debate in the public sector about whether it’s ‘appropriate’ to adopt management techniques from the private sector. For five and a half years I encouraged various government agencies to adopt what I thought of as a … Continue reading

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