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    Christmas Eve. Carols by Candlelight. Mum’s chucking a wobbly Saturday, December 24th, 2016
    Deck the halls with aggro and folly.When mum’s in meltdown, ’tis the season to tune into candlelit soapie karaoke….. T’WAS THE NIGHT before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, because mum was chucking her annual Christmas Eve spastic. “You lazy, useless, selfish kids. Oh no, don’t ...
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    ISRAEL Upper Gallilee. Woman identified as ‘Mary’ claims her son Jesus Christ is The Son Of God™. Friday, December 23rd, 2016
    ISRAEL Upper Gallilee.  A woman identifying herself simply as ‘Mary’  claims her nine-year-old son Jesus Christ is The Son Of God™.  The 28-year-old mother alleges she was a virgin when she gave birth and conceived via ”impregnation of The Holy Spirit”.   According to ‘Mary’, and her son’s followers who refer to themselves as ‘Christians’, her son performs miracles and ...
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    Christmas? Show me the sedatives and a dark room. Friday, December 23rd, 2016
    A time for kids? Rubbish. They’re all just spoilt brats who want more crap. CHRISTMAS? Kill me now. Season to be jolly? Not this little black duck. Wish I was Jewish. Or in jail. Or dead. I s’pose it could be worse. Come to think of it, no it couldn’t. But seriously, you know what I want ...
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    Christmas Shopping tips from Dev. You’re welcome. Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
    I hate Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I adore my friends and family (individual results may vary), am delighted to cook for them or buy them things they need or desire and a simple glance at my reader’s physique will assure you I love to eat. It’s just the obligation and expectation that annoys me. I ...
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    Life Hack. Tip For A Good Life? No Expectations Sunday, December 4th, 2016
    It was a tremendous gift to grow up not being clever, good looking or particularly pleasant. It also helped immensely that I came from a working class family without any ‘pedigree’. In our family there was no tradition of certain occupations, no family name to uphold, no pressure to take over the farm or the business, no ...
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    Financial abortion: Should men be able to ‘opt out’ of parenthood? Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
    I don’t write many columns these days but I am really passionate about getting the discussion started on this. I support men having the right to opt out of parenthood via financial abortion. I don’t think a women should be forced to be a mother. Why should men be forced to be fathers? It’s rooted in medieval thinking ...
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    Sorry, but being a mother is not the most important job in the world Saturday, November 19th, 2016
    Being a mother is not the most important job in the world. There, I said it. Nor is it the toughest job, despite what the 92% of people polled in Parents Magazine reckon. For any woman who uses that line, consider this: if this is meant to exalt motherhood, then why is the line always used to sell ...
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    Best Interview Tips EVER Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
      My best friend is going for an interview for a job he desperately wants. I really want him to get it because from what I can see from the job description he is their man and would be an excellent fit. I’m no help. Because I am my own business I don’t interview people nor do ...
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    Why I’ll be watching the Grand Final this year. Thursday, September 29th, 2016
    Melbourne is the love of my life. But I hate football. Absolutely detest it. I’ve always hated it. The smell, the sound, the taste… BLERGH. Melbourne I would happily take a bullet for. Football, on the other hand, don’t get me started. Actually I think you just did. The only thing more suffocating than growing up ...
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  • 9k
    When life gives you melons, you’re dyslexic… Saturday, September 24th, 2016
    We are the original improvisers, problem solvers and lateral thinkers: Proud member of the D-Squad Catherine Deveny explains why being identified as dyslexic can be liberating, and shares some advice for parents of dyslexic kids. Growing up, I heard these things over and over again. The way my teachers, parents, classmates — everyone — told me ...
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