I OFTEN use the Cross City Tunnel, even if the toll rises every other day. Hearing my tag tweet every time I pass through the electronic toll gates is a satisfying sound.
LAST year everyone wanted to put some fairy lights on the tree in the front yard. This seemed like a good idea at the time.
Heckler BEING born four days before Christmas is a truly inconvenient event in the lives of a population which is focused on shopping, pudding, and holidays.
Sam de Brito
Sam de Brito It's troubling admitting it, but I'm a bore.
Michael Short Judy Courtin says the rape of children by Catholic priests is best dealt with by a royal commission, writes Michael Short.
Andrew Purcell travelled to Texas to examine life for the innocent on death row.
Adele Horin There is someone I would like to introduce to the people who run Australia's aged care industry. She is 82 and a widow and unfortunately must remain anonymous until public opinion takes a more...
Stephanie Peatling Parenting websites and mothers' groups are the next generation of high school where everything people say is judged, discussed and used in evidence against them as factions take shape and shift.
Myf Warhurst This week, I got a special message in my inbox on Twitter. It read, "Hi, I'm 25, female and horny." I haven't had that many offers of late, and never one from her, so I knew something was wrong.
Heckler ASIDE from the trust fund babies out there, most of us have worked in a job that didn't quite make our dreams come true.
Ian Rose There's no worries about celebrating Australian English.
Daniel Flitton History tells us that the sending of troops into troubled African nations often ends badly.
John Birmingham It was surely a misunderstanding, that bloke being shot in the leg by the driver of a shiny black Beemer in Melbourne this week.
Natalie Hickey Even though Lance Armstrong knew people were telling the truth, he'd sue them anyway.
Deborah Swiss Elizabeth Fry is an unlikely yet important hero in the history behind Australia Day.
Alan Stokes So Tony Abbott didn't read the 76-page, 221-paragraph, 35,000-word Ashby-Slipper-Brough judgment. Smart man. I've read it and now I need a very long holiday.
Wendy Squires Many years ago I had the surreal experience of waking up and hearing one of my dearest friends being interviewed on the radio.
Mic Looby So it's a new year. But is it happy, really? Does it even know what it's in for? It's going to be absolutely stuffed with new releases.
Anson Cameron It is an anthropologically enlightening moment watching a young man hip-deep in DIY apocalypse.
Bruce Guthrie The season that once delighted is now a time of dread.