Bob GosfordMay 24, 2017
For van Roden, growing up within a Pentecostal Christian family, biblical verses and ideas were imprinted at a young age. “The spanking paddle, a manifestation of scriptural text, held within it the promise of keeping one’s children on the straight and narrow, a tool to guide them through the follies of youth; to temper the demonstrations of original sin. Disobedience of parents was rebellion against God and this scriptural inscribed spanking paddle would play its part in the righteous life.”
Bob GosfordMay 23, 2017
I'll be in Darwin next week for the first phase of my research, focussing on documentary research and getting a few interviews. Drop me a line and we can catch up ...
Bob GosfordFeb 24, 20171 Comment
My punch-bowl moment at yesterday's first day of the NT governance summit—that the NT is the most corrupt jurisdiction in the country—drew a few audible groans and mutters of protest from the good-and-locally-great and protests that, well, Queensland, Joh and Eddie Obeid. Yeah, well, they would say that.
Bob GosfordFeb 23, 2017
The political instability, division and in some cases poor ethical behaviour that have been evident especially over the last 4 years but to an extent over the last decade indicate that there is a need for stronger governance safeguards ensuring greater levels of accountability and transparency from our politicians.
Bob GosfordJan 14, 2017
All manner of dire predictions were made about the end of the Northern Territory as a preferred location for hot-weather, high-speed following the announcement by the Northern Territory Labor Party during the 2016 general election that it would revoke the open speed limits on large sections of the NT highways.
Bob GosfordDec 25, 2016
A story is a way to say something that can’t be said any other way, and it takes every word in the story to say what the meaning is.― Flannery O'Connor.
Bob GosfordNov 26, 20162 Comments
On the outbound run the number of old car bodies littered in the scrub caught my eye so I decided to take a closer look on the way back. Here are just a few.
Bob GosfordNov 13, 2016
Alejandro Damianí realizó un cortometraje de humor negro y ciencia ficción en el que Donald Trump es escogido presidente de Estados Unidos. Según publicó la CNN, Damianí señaló que el trabajo es un retrato del futuro oscuro que los latinos sienten que tendría una victoria del magnate estadounidense en las elecciones que se realizarán este martes 8 de noviembre.
Bob GosfordNov 11, 2016
I will happily take you to bars and other places of ill repute outside of the Penn State Happy Valley bubble so you can really get to know Trump Country. More than anything, don't be afraid of "us", your toothless rednecks from Deliverance: Mark Bonta
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