I have known many newsreaders over the years. Some have been very good – others? Well, sometimes what they see on the page goes right from the eyes to the mouth apparently without engaging the brain -- the Ron Burgundy factor. (Click on heading to access audio)
The late Bernard King put on a show which really wasn't very good - but he was paying for Clive Robertson and myself to promote it on the radio. In this clip Robertson tries to push me in to saying I enjoyed the performance - when I didn't. Click for audio...
a Currawong yesterday I was talking on the phone to a woman I know when it became obvious that what I had to offer by way of conversation was becoming just so much background noise to some horror visible to her but not immediately obvious to me. Woman I Know: "Oh no! Oh this is … Continue reading Currawong horror, cat food, carping vegans…
Norman Mailer said "You don't know a woman until you've met her in court". (You're allowed to substitute "man" for "woman" if you choose). The point remains that human beings can believe they've met their "soul mate" but in a relatively short space of time this can turn out to not be the case and … Continue reading Modern Problems – does the “soul mate” really exist?
Meeting someone on a dating site sounds like a horrible idea to me but Julie explains that it's a fun process which can really work - and also answers the question her friends ask as to why she only dates rich successful men.
Thanks to Jamie Travers and the team at ABC archives for finding this audio of Bill Collins from the national Sunday morning program I used to host back in the day.
The toxic relationship can show such promise early on. Even when it turns to obsessive behaviour it can still look like intense love for a while, but then when it becomes excessively controlling and ultimately violent you may well need to take advantage of the help that is on offer for someone caught up in … Continue reading Suddenly Separated XIII – The toxic relationship: how it develops and what to do about it
There are way more opportunities to find a partner now than there ever were - but is it better? No fault divorce was supposed to be more civilized but is it ultimately just more frustrating and emotionally lacerating. And why is infidelity in your own bed so much worse than if it occurs outside the … Continue reading Suddenly Separated XII – Is it harder to make/break our relationships now than in Granny’s day?
If you've been caught by surprise and didn't want the relationship to end, it's only natural you're going to feel hurt and unhappy. But how long should you let that rule your feelings and outlook on life? Of course, snapping out of it and moving on can be a lot easier said than done. Julie … Continue reading Suddenly Separated XI – the misery of separation is very real – but how long can you let it dictate your emotional state?
In this episode Julie and I discuss how one party can be blind sided by their significant other's apparent sudden decision to leave the relationship even though the one who's decided to be up and off may have been planning that exit for quite a while.