Back in January an acquaintance of mine got a gong. It was a very good gong and very well-deserved.
There are three things to avoid in life and work – doing the wrong thing, doing dumb things and doing things badly.
The Victorian Government has commissioned NIER to work out how much the Grand Prix is worth to Victoria – the first study on the subject since 2000.
Without doubting the sincerity of all the various national donors to the tsunami disaster, Miscellany has mentioned (along with others) that often donations get committed but not actually delivered.
Miscellany first suspected the world had turned upside down back in 2000 at the Sydney Olympics when the crowd chanted “Russia, Russia, Russia” in support of the Russian basketball team playing against the US team.
On February 28 one of the most thought-provoking recent US exhibitions closes – the New York Historical Society’s show on Alexander Hamilton.
The rain during February, and the controversy over the regional funding rorts, ought to be an opportunity to think about ongoing government regional rort - drought-relief.
Just what on earth is going on in Canberra?
One of the enduring features of US politics and the US world-view is that it’s always someone else’s fault – a phenomenon familiar to many of those with children.
The BCA and assorted others are calling yet again for tax cuts and tax reform.