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Should I get an axolotl?

I love axolotls. They have mushy little faces and look like miniature underwater lions. But would they make good pets and company?

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Gaga and Oprah

If you’re like me, you probably have complicated feelings about celebrities. I can acknowledge the systems that produce celebrity: rampant capitalism, an at times cult-like worship and an underlying commodification of the self are all preconditions for celebrity in the 21st century.

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How refreshing are waterfalls?

A photograph of my visit to Lilydale Falls, Tasmania.

I'm looking for some waterfalls in South Australia, but where can I find them?

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Programming

We are living in a digital age (just in case you hadn't noticed). When people point that out to me it usually feels like such a mundane observation. My gut response is that computers aren't anything remarkable, I use them every day

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Finding comfort in fiction

When things are hard, novels are not the first place I go. Usually I will seek easier distraction through social media, television and junk food. But novels should be my first port of call. 

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Review: Mrs America

Mrs America is another prestige television show.

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Learning to be wise with words

Lady with megaphone causes two men to put hands on ears

I pride myself on being honest and saying what I think. I don’t want to change that aspect of who I am. That being said, I have learnt that it is very important to be careful in both what I say, and how I say it.

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In the room

There’s a song by Flight of the Concords called “the most beautiful girl in the room”. The song is aimed at love songs lyrics which constantly refer to a hypothetical partner as the most attractive person in the whole wide world. Probably the most memorable line of the song is, “If you were on the street, depending on the street, you’d definitely be in the top three.”

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Was (is) it real?

How do you tell if something is real? How do you know if your version of events is really accurate? What if that comes into conflict with what someone else sees or thinks? How do you tell if what you think is what’s really going on? How do you know?

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The Dictionary of Lost Words

Who decides which words go in the Dictionary? Which words are left out? 

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