Posted by barbara on July 28, 2013
A great label helps boost wine sales but what role does the actual name of the winery play?
Posted by barbara on May 28, 2013
In our risk averse, public liability conscious society, it is fascinating to compare two key tourist attractions in the South West Corner of Western Australia.
Posted by barbara on May 2, 2013
Is it time to amend the wording of Australia's national anthem, 'Advance Australia Fair'?
Posted by barbara on March 7, 2013
Two flashy red biplanes buzzing Sydney Harbour with some stunt dude doing handstands on top of the lead plane? Sure beats the plane skywriting Decorug!
Posted by barbara on November 30, 2012
The power of one? There is a lot to admire about Australian novelist Bryce Courtenay's approach to death.
Posted by barbara on September 14, 2012
Forget the lucky country. Apart from the Japanese attacks during World War 11, Australia has long been a save haven for refugees, as opposed to terrorists.
Posted by barbara on June 17, 2012
Dingoes have long had the reputation for attacking ailing sheep and vulnerable lambs. So why did so many people back in 1980 think that attacking a human baby baby, given the right circumstances, was out of bounds?
Posted by barbara on June 11, 2012
Does Alain de Botton's respectful search for the good ideas that major religions have to offer the non-religious, namely 'Religion for Atheists', somehow miss the point?
Posted by barbara on June 9, 2012
Amazing what a new pair of running shoes can do, especially when they're the glove-like barefoot variety.
Posted by barbara on May 18, 2012
With two years to go, this new age hospital is showing off its striking colour scheme
Posted by barbara on April 22, 2012
Embattled Speaker of the House Peter Slipper rerouted to Brisbane because of Sydney's fog.
Posted by barbara on March 15, 2012
For anyone phobic about the number 13, there must be some qualms about the upcoming new year.
Posted by barbara on February 13, 2012
Feeling loved up or left right out? What if recent research linking right brain dominant individuals with religious tendencies (and left brainers with atheism) apply to the way we experience love?
Posted by barbara on February 8, 2012
Has your 'resting' heart rate increased over the past 10 years, as in risen from 60 to 75 beats per minute? If so, see your doctor.
Posted by barbara on February 1, 2012
Absolutely fascinating ABC Radio National Spirit of Things program exploring differing emotional experiences between those who class themselves as atheists (left brainers) and right brainers (believers)!
Posted by barbara on November 13, 2011
What to do in Sydney? Whether you've got kids in tow or are looking for a venue for a family outing with a difference, you can't go past Blaxland Riverside Park, Newington.
Posted by barbara on November 12, 2011
Another riverside link of the Parramatta Valley Cycleway is now open for business to walkers, cyclists and joggers.
Posted by barbara on September 11, 2011
If the son of Crowded House's Neil Finn is singing about it, then FOMO is a force to be reckoned with amongst younger generations.
Posted by barbara on August 29, 2011
Why does the public service get such a bad wrap in Australia, to the extent that politicians think there are votes in threatening to downsize its numbers?
Posted by barbara on August 24, 2011
Desperately seeking fun activities for kids? You can't go past Sydney Olympic Park's new Blaxland Park and the latest in playgrounds for kids of all ages, parents included.
Posted by barbara on August 4, 2011
Where does racism end and grief begin? Isn't it time for both 'incomers' and incumbents to acknowledge each other's sense of loss and grief for the way things were?
Posted by barbara on May 25, 2011
For some of us, the biggest highlight of the recent Wills/Kate royal wedding, apart from Princess Beatrice's record breaking head confectionary, was the chance sighting of the reconfigured Ian Thorpe. Didn't he look sensational in the dashing stakes, just shy of Prince Harry and the adorably elegant Mr David Beckham.