Forgetting How

There are times when I forget how to write. I read over something that I have written in the past and it is a marvel to me. How did I produce this, this construction of words, this revelation? I want to write. I do not know how. But perhaps I…

We've been misled on boat people: what does it mean for our leaders?

Julian Burnside published an opinion piece on Australian Asylum Seeker policy today in the Sydney Morning Herald [http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/youve-been-misled-on-boat-people-here-are-the-facts-20130718-2q5rv.html#ixzz2ZOlIkbzl] . (Please read). It was clear and factual. It outlined an eminently reasonable and humane asylum policy for a country signed to to the…

The Problems of Blessing III

When you really get down to it, the most basic practical problem of blessing is one that gnaws miserably at the heart of all ethical action: does it really lies in our power to do good?One of the advantages of thinking our way into ethical relations by following the…