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Third Age: A Fit of the Giggles

Should any young parents have wandered into this column of the Third Age, I beg you to listen to me this once. Do not punish or even reprove your children when …

Third Age: Resolute, not resolutions

I’m starting the New Year by blocking everyone on my Facebook stream (is that what you call it? It certainly seems like “an ever rolling stream”) whose idea of …

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Third Age: Be Old, Stay Young

Old people and change. Yes, there is often some resistance there. But is it worse than young people who cannot imagine a world without their mobile phones, the …

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Lost: Our Bright Shiny Courage

We are more likely to send troops to a war than adapt the constitution, or even simple things like the flag, the national song. Australia’s leaders seem to thi…

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Packaging Will be the Death of Me

I was conducting Beethoven’s Eroica and had the clarinets to bring in which, like washing at the first sign of rain, could not be abandoned. But the doorbell wa…

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When time is not on your side

As one whose usual reaction to thinking about my youth from old age is: “What was I thinking of?” it’s a challenge to read Erica Jong’s Fear of Dying (Canongate…

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