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Ian Warden is a columnist for The Canberra Times

Game, set, match to Jesus

Game, set, match to Jesus

With the Australian Open underway, those of who know tennis know that a tennis ball was one of the gifts brought to the baby Jesus in Bethlehem.

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Australia Day: Shakespeare suggests dramatic new date
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Australia Day: Shakespeare suggests dramatic new date

Instead of an Australia Day that offends many, we could instead celebrate the first Australian woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize, or, perhaps, Nick Kyrgios.

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Pride and ignorance – Trump shuns Jane Austen

Pride and ignorance – Trump shuns Jane Austen

In my dreams Donald Trump and I are sometimes marooned together on a desert island or aboard a jetliner on a long, long, nonstop international flight.

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Jesus and jellyfish grace our shores

Jesus and jellyfish grace our shores

When Jesus was last in Australia, in 1906, it was estimated that four in every five Australians flocked to be in His presence.

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The ultimate thrill of Ultima Thule

The ultimate thrill of Ultima Thule

I spent, in a virtual sense, quite a lot of 2018 on Mars.

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It’s time to let Canberra picturesquely decay
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It’s time to let Canberra picturesquely decay

When Australians complain that there is something “artificial” about their nation’s capital, one of the things they mean is that Canberra has no ruins.

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Crackerjack batter Zach smacks pre-Raphaelite home run
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Crackerjack batter Zach smacks pre-Raphaelite home run

With a baseball home run hit there is more time for spectators to marvel and to gasp a heartfelt, reverent “Gosh!”

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It’s a wonder women speak up at all

It’s a wonder women speak up at all

The realisation that we are sexistly wired to pay more respectful attention to deep voices than to high-pitched ones has been with us for a very long time.

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Revealed - the light rail’s pornographic appeal

Revealed - the light rail’s pornographic appeal

If developments are giving you a hard-to-define but somehow quasi-erotic delight then now you know why. You are (with this columnist) into infrastructure porn.

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GG dreams smashed to smithereens

GG dreams smashed to smithereens

As governor-general, Germaine Greer would have kept us always on the edges of our seats.

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Hubbub over Canberra’s troubling bubbledom

Hubbub over Canberra’s troubling bubbledom

How one would like a dollar for every time one meets a Canberran who shudders at the thought of Canberra becoming more like a real city.

  • by Ian Warden