Hillary Clinton, watch your back: There’s a bully behind you

“Suppose they gave an election and nobody came.” Okay, that was a paraphrase of a 1970s movie title, but it popped into my mind about halfway through the second agonising, awful debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. I was sitting next to my wife, who was groaning nearly every time Trump spoke, and I … Continue reading Hillary Clinton, watch your back: There’s a bully behind you

Memories of Edward Albee: A playwright who was not afraid of Virginia Woolf

(Photo above of Edward Albee in Sydney in 2009 by Renee Nowytarger, The Australian) This blog post is a bit unusual as it’s been handed over to an old friend of mine, Dr Michael Nardacci. We first met fifty years ago as graduate students at New York University. Mike went on to get his doctorate … Continue reading Memories of Edward Albee: A playwright who was not afraid of Virginia Woolf

I dream of Donald dropping bombs and building walls

I breathed a sigh of relief after watching the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton this week. The world is a safer place. There is a chance Hillary can still win the election. The braggadocious (a word he used to say he wasn’t bragging) billionaire didn’t win the debate, but he didn’t … Continue reading I dream of Donald dropping bombs and building walls

Hillary’s health scare has Trump on the rise

It hasn't been a good week for Hillary Clinton. It started with her describing half of Donald Trump's supporters as belonging in a "basket of deplorables ... racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it," and ended with her having to spend three days recovering from a mild bout of pneumonia. What made matters worse … Continue reading Hillary’s health scare has Trump on the rise