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All Men Are Liars

Lessons in accountability

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Sam de Brito Think your job is stressful? Try marching 10,000 murderers out of the desert.

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All Men Are Liars

Five top tips for writers

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Sam de Brito It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks; your writing should be its own reward.

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Horizontal drinking

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Sam de Brito Feel that chill in the air? Time for some drinking in bed, I reckon.

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The i-generation

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Sam de Brito There's a famous scene in the 1949 Orson Welles movie The Third Man where his character Harry Lime talks about the gifts of adversity ...

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Shock of the old

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Sam de Brito "You mean we actually used to stop foreigners coming to Australia?" my grandkids will ask me in forty years time ...

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Winnowing

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Sam de Brito It usually begins with a text message to your mobile phone asking "What's your home address?" then, two or three weeks later, "it" arrives in the mail ...

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In praise of beer

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Sam de Brito Perhaps I'm misreading it, but is there not just a whiff of dopey self-congratulation in the media coverage Australians are drinking less beer and more wine and spirits? ...

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All time

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Sam de Brito On Australia Day at my local beach I watched a charming fellow scream "you f---ing slut" at a policewoman before offering to have sex with her in an unconventional and painful manner ...

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Shark!

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Sam de Brito Fat Tony is standing on the cold concrete stairs of the surf club, still dressed, gazing down at the waves at south end like they might bite ...

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Swear

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Sam de Brito Yesterday, as part of White Ribbon Day, I flew to Melbourne and participated in a panel discussion about violence against women for the Law Institute of Victoria, and at the end of the talk, all...

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We answer death with life

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Sam de Brito I really wanted to write something cheery and amusing this week to perk up your week but then my step-dad died of cancer and, well, the breezy mood never quite materialised ...

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Making an appearance

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Sam de Brito If you pay a celebrity to turn up to your party, does this not defeat the purpose, i.e. that your party is so cool a celebrity actually wants to attend? ...

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Your sigil

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Sam de Brito If any of you are bored enough to follow me on Twitter, you'll know I'm a massive fan of the HBO TV series Game of Thrones which is as politically realistic as The West Wing but with swords, armour...

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Potential

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Sam de Brito Ever heard someone say "I'm scared of never fulfilling my potential"? Maybe you've felt that way yourself as you read about Olympic athletes who also study law or Hollywood starlets publishing their...

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