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Every now & then, I contribute to Crikey – an Australian subscription-based e-newsletter, which concentrates on media, politics, culture & business.

Here was my piece, published yesterday.


3 times in my 36 years, I’ve been awake at an early hour, due to events in America.

  • Early one morning in 1983, my father woke me up to watch Australians win a yacht race.
  • Early one morning in 2001, my mother woke me via telephone, telling me to turn the TV on.
  • But early one morning in 2009, I was already awake. My wife & I set two alarm clocks.

We watched history – listen to a new president “whose father less than sixty years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant”, and I rested my hand on my wife’s belly, knowing I’d have something to tell our son/daughter due in July.


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