Apologies, folks. Haven't posted since April due to an unfortunate run of health problems, including a fractured spine. But you can't keep a good girl down! Toujours gai! I was telling you about two artists in residence at U.T.,S. appointed by the Assistant Registrar Stanley Ashmore-Smith. They were sculptors from the Highlands of New Guinea.
Stanley Ashmore-Smith was the Assistant Registrar at U.T.,S. and was affronted by the rather sleazy affaire another senior member of staff was having with one of his subordinates. Stan seemed to take it personally because of the immorality (the man was married with children) but mainly because of the conflict of interest and consequent unfairness.
Ross nominated Paul Keating and I think John Howard as the other two best Treasurers, Keating for floating the dollar and Howard for not letting the banks loan money to people who had no chance of paying. That was what the rest of the world did, particularly the United States of America, bringing about the
Ross's speech was humorous and very well received. He has certainly come out of himself since his more reserved U.T.,S. days. He has always been extremely even-handed politically, but writing even-handedly for the Sydney Morning Herald marks him as more left than right-leaning. He began by saying how nice it was to be in a
At some stage during the morning Ross appeared in the doorway, one of what I call my three magenta moments at U.T.,S. That is, his face colour was somewhere between scarlet and purple. Accusatory words like censorship, attack on freedom of the press, poured out of his outraged mouth. He fumed and gesticulated, but it
This is yarn No. 2 after A Night to Remember: U.T.,S. Student Services Unit was originally located in the old Anthony Hordern's building, Brickfield Hill, where World Square is today. The building was broken down, rat-infested and a fire hazard. People had previously died there in fires, either by jumping out of windows or from
I have other stories about my self-hypnosis experiments: the wisdom tooth extractions and the recordings aimed at improving my net game in tennis. But I thought I would digress and tell you other people's stories. One of the funniest is about a student I saw who was very distressed about some aspect of his sexuality/sexual
Sorry folks, been a while. Computer wouldn't allow me to enter my own website. I affectionately call it Hal, and it reminds me of a horse I used to ride when I was young: as soon as I mounted it would walk under the bough of a tree just high enough above the saddle to
I decided to allow the first Anecdote to sink in, and to regale you with the self hypnosis experiments I carried out on myself. The first one, of course, was the Smoking Cessation recording. You will recall that I hypnotised the current editor of the U.T.,S. student newspaper Newswit, and because the tape fouled up
Recalling the "Wind in the Willows" and "The Odyssey" I was fascinated by the Stoats and Weasels who invaded Toad Hall in Toad's absence, and the 108 Suitors who pursued Penelope until the return of Odysseus after 20 years absence (10 of them fighting the Trojan Wars and the 10 years it took to make