Mark Glidden

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The Death of Humour

Clive James wrote that “A sense of humour is just common sense, dancing.” How tragic then, in light of this quote, that humour seems to be dying a very swift death. In February, comedian (amongst many other things) Stephen Fry deleted his T... Read More...
Eric William Glidden

Eric William Glidden

It was cold the morning you died I sat breathing puffs of smoky air My coat's warmth, the cold denied The frost made icicles of my hair.   The stinging tears skipped down my face Flowing, sparkling, tiny, wet diamonds. Grief... Read More...
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The Politics of Fear

Last Tuesday I ventured to Burnie to attend the campaign launch for Pauline Hanson’s ‘One Nation’ party in Tasmania. I’m not sure how to describe what I saw; it was like Kath and Kim speaking at the Nuremburg Rallies, an uneasy mixture of ... Read More...
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An ANZAC reflection

  For as long as I can remember, ANZAC Day has held a special significance for me. Growing up, I can recall going into the city with my family, small cloth Australian flag at the ready, clapping and waving at all the current and former ser... Read More...