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Here’s to Libraries!

6 Sep

Where would we be without public libraries?

With all their books,both fiction and non-fiction, their magazines, audio tapes and so on, they cater for all ages and tastes.  What a stunning community resource! Does today’s society take them for granted?

They now hold an even greater degree of pleasure for me, since I now know that our local library will soon have access to all my books published to date! Who knows: I might even make some new friends!

So here’s to public libraries, a storehouse of knowledge and interest!

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Happy Father’s Day!

3 Sep

In Australia, tomorrow is Father’s Day, and I thought I’d get in early and wish all fathers a happy day.

Has the status of fathers changed since I was a child? In those days, Dad was the head of the house: the sole breadwinner, the one who controls the purse-strings for all the major purchase decisions.

Nowadays, with so many Mums working, perhaps these decisions are now made with equal input from each partner.  And why not?

At any rate, fathers seem to still occupy a unique position in modern households: their storehouse of masculine wisdom, strength , and love is surely worth saluting!

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