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Christmas 1972: When the universe gave me exactly what I asked for
It was getting late in the hot afternoon of 24th December 1972; six days before the end of a long...
My family's fascinating connection with American history
With all the controversy about the removal of statues in American cities which have stood in honour of the...
Saturday night nostalgia: The things women today wouldn't believe
We may not have achieved full equality just yet, but when we look back at the way things used to...
'The flu shot gave me a sense of security until I got sick'
Like all people my age with an eye on our health, I had my flu shot in April. The flu...
My granddaughter's baking lesson brought back so many memories
Some time ago, my granddaughter Amelie, decided to teach me how to make her ‘magic cake’. “Sounds good to me.”...
Can you imagine commuting in your own private aircraft?
Now you’re flying baby, and don’t come that old Erica Jong ‘Fear of Flying’ fogey on me. How technology changes....
The amazing stuff you can buy from vending machines these days
Who can remember putting a coin in the gumball machine at the local corner store? What about giving the kids...
'A twist of fate led to the kindest thing anyone has done for me'
As I am meditating I start to cry. Tears of gratitude flood my eyes. I look over to my weathered...
How 1950s glamour is still setting the tone for evening wear
When it comes to 195os styles, there was one thing a woman never forgot. Her handbag. Starts at 60 spoke...
'I want to make an advanced health directive, but I can't'
I’m trying to make an advanced health directive, so that in the event I become incapacitated, my wishes can be...
'It's only rock-n-roll but, 60 years later, I still like it'
I first heard the word ‘rock’ in relation to the jazzy music my sisters and I used to jive to...
Ian Moss reveals hard lessons learnt with Cold Chisel
Many know Ian Moss as a musician with one of the biggest Australian bands of all time Cold Chisel. What...
Older workers are often viewed as being 'past their use-by date'
By Doug Freeman, Ideascape Inc. Let’s talk “use by” dates. No, not the ones on your cereal or that questionable...
Adventures driving my unstoppable Aunt Daisy
My Aunt Daisy is a lady well into her eighties who refers to herself as being well seasoned. She’ll never...
Karl Stefanovic supports push to cancel Australia Day
Australia Day. It’s meant to be an celebration of all things Australia, but the date has some people asking for...
Barbara Hershey set to take on iconic new role
Barbara Hershey is perhaps best known for movie roles like the ones she played in Hannah and Her Sisters and...
Princess Mary shows off twins in adorable first day of school snaps
Who can remember their first day at school? What about the day you sent off your own children to school...
'My wife's an invalid, but I have needs so I'm looking elsewhere'
To stray or not to stray? Monogamy doesn’t always work. My name’s Rod. I’m 65-years-old and I have a very...
'It sometimes feels like my grandkids speak a different language'
Do you find your grandchildren speak another language to you? My grandkids are aged 15 – 3. Today my 10-year-old...
'I've done a bit of online dating and here's what I've learned'
I thought I’d write this from a man’s point of view, so that other guys can avoid the traps that...
'I was raised Catholic, but don't know where I stand now'
As you have gone through life, have your beliefs changed? I was brought up in a strict Catholic household. We...
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Changes to home care: what you need to know
Find out what the February 2017 changes could mean for you or a loved one.