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SUMMER OF LOVE

Remember the summer of love? Haight Street, San Francisco, 1968... more (5/7/17)


CHANGCHUN CONFERENCE

Here is the paper that I presented to the International Conference on Asia-Pacific Economic and Finance Development... (2/7/17)


THE ART OF INNOVATIVE CITIES

Innovation and a vibrant knowledge economy are a foundation of future economic progress. Asian cities... more (20/6/17)


SUBTLE MOMENTS

Bruce Grant describes himself as a public intellectual, drawing on Camus’s definition of an intellectual as ‘someone whose mind watches itself’... more (9/6/17)


CLIVE’S TRUMP MOMENT

Clive James had a genuine Trump moment in The Weekend Australian today... more (3/6/17)


TALKING TO MY COUNTRY

The author of Talking To My Country is not the smooth talking Stan Grant of television... more (24/5/17)


FAREWELL, 457

The 457 Visa Sub-class is to disappear... more (18/5/17)


BEHIND THE CURTAIN

My initial break-through moment came a few chapters into the reading of Tim Winton’s The Boy Behind the Curtain... more (9/5/17)


THE SPY’S SON

Mark Colvin’s Light and Shadow: Memoirs of a Spy’s Son was reprinted three times in 2016 and once thus far in 2017... more (24/4/17)


CREATIVE NON-FICTION

I could never warm to the term ‘creative non-fiction’. I had the simple-minded opinion that writing is non-fiction or it isn’t; end of story... more (1/4/17)

2017 Blog

  1. Bullet The summer of love

  2. Bullet Changchun conference

  3. Bullet The art of innovative cities

  4. Bullet Subtle moments

  5. Bullet Clive’s Trump moment

  6. Bullet Talking to My Country

  7. Bullet Farewell, 457

  8. Bullet Behind the Curtain

  9. Bullet The spy’s son

  10. Bullet Creative non-fiction

  11. Bullet East Asia’s innovation cities

  12. Bullet History as time travel

  13. Bullet Cities and innovation rankings

  14. Bullet Apocalypse now

  15. Bullet On Instagram

  16. Bullet Everywhere I Look

  17. Bullet Second Half First

  18. Bullet First day of 2017

2016 Blogs

  1. Bullet Last blog of 2016

  2. Bullet Red Professor

  3. Bullet Social Sciences: the policy impact

  4. Bullet The Embarrassed Colonialist

  5. Bullet Beijing envoy

  6. Bullet School performance results

  7. Bullet Santorini, Athens, Meteora: Townske

  8. Bullet Buenos Aires on Townske

  9. Bullet In Greece: Santorini

  10. Bullet In Greece: Athens

  11. Bullet In Greece: On the Road

  12. Bullet Latest Readings

  13. Bullet Faction Man

  14. Bullet On Memoir

  15. Bullet Stop at Nothing

  16. Bullet 11½ days in Buenos Aires

  17. Bullet Ransacking Paris

  18. Bullet Townske milestone

  19. Bullet Creating cities

  20. Bullet International education

  21. Bullet Disturbed Ground

  22. Bullet M Train

  23. Bullet Theoretical handcuffs

  24. Bullet Pyrmont on Townske

  25. Bullet Faith Trent memorial

  26. Bullet Australian Aid - quiet despair

  27. Bullet Island Home

  28. Bullet Bones and facts

  29. Bullet Great beaches

  30. Bullet Koh Samui

  31. Bullet Vale Faith Trent

  32. Bullet G’day 2016

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