“Older people need to get with it and have better attitudes towards learning!”
Shirley Stott Despoja muses on a lack of wiser counsels in the third age, the authority of a female voice and the expectation that seniors will volunteer their expertise.
It was the year of the ‘screw you’ Budget delivered with a puff of cigar smoke in our faces. That was 2014. Nice things happened in 2014, but not much…
There is this curious ownership of old people’s bodies. While they are still alive and kicking, I mean. Newspapers started it when they thought of publishing a few old faces…
Tainted… and not much we can do about it
Last month I came across a replay of Annabel Crabb’s Kitchen Cabinet interview with Dr Craig Emerson, who was a cabinet minister in Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd’s prime ministerships.
The world has moved on since June 11… a couple of new moons, new threats, disasters and fears.
The reasonable time for talking about grandchildren is 10 minutes. Keep it to that and you have a no-lose situation.
I sent my federal MP a postcard with a copy of my quite angry Third Age column about the Budget. The card had a picture of an old woman in…
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