Just hoping that all is good in this best of all possible worlds.
I’m intrigued that no-one saw the writing on the wall from the beginning – he said, when asked, that he would only accept the results of the original election, when Hilary was his opponent, “If I win”. Now that’s laying it on the line, seems to me. Did everyone think he was just joking?? We have pretty rancorous elections here in Australia, too, but there has always been a peaceful handover. No-one has taken to the streets, or the army have to be called out (or even the police) to quieten things down; not in my lifetime, anyway.You may be interested in why my nickname is “keenanthelibrarian”. It comes from a time when Arnie was in the movie “Conan the Barbarian”. A friend said to me “Ah – then you must be Keenan the librarian”; and the name stuck.
Certainly is …
A nightmare? Never! As a boss once said to me ( my first time out of the State Library) “We don’t have a problem – we have a challenge”. All the best for Christmas and the New Year. It looks like THAT nightmare is finally over, at least.
I started out as a trainee with the State Library of New South Wales, where I became a cataloguer and gained a Bachelor’s degree and post-graduate Diploma in Librarianship. After that I became Senior Librarian at two Teachers’ Colleges (when we had such things) in regional areas of NSW. In 1974 I was appointed the last Liaison Librarian in London, looking for Australian-oriented literature (diaries, letters etc), and topographic and portrait pictures for the Mitchell Library, which houses the Australiana collection of the State Library. When I came back in 1978, I was put in charge of Monographs Acquisition, and later worked for the Research Service of the Mitchell Library.I left the State Library in 1988 and became a corporate librarian, working for a number of computer and engineering consulting firms. Afterwards I landed with the New South Wales Chamber of Manufactures, an industrial advocacy group that has company clients. It was started in 1885, and I completed a history of the organisation while I was there. I was made redundant about 10 years ago (doesn’t time fly?) owing to the Global Financial Crisis and retired a couple of years later.Will that suffice? I’m more than happy to fill out any details for you if you’re interested. By the way, I just turned 74. Thought you might like to know. Peter.
When I wrote what I wrote, I was trying to say (apparently not too clearly) that the guy with the club thinks that the cartoon is about HIM, but not everyone would, obviously, agree. So the satire in the Wiley cartoon would appear to be in the eye of the club wielder, but not necessarily in anyone else’s. Consequently, my comment that satire is definitely in the eye of the beholder. So I have thought about it, and I’m still not sure what you’re on about.
Satire is MOST DEFINITELY in the eye of the beholder …
One man’s attrition is another man’s suicide, I guess.
Never stand between a good woman and her opinion.
As Yoda would have said, – Very strong, this little one, is …