Anthony Element OAM
Novelist, musician, ex-corporate executive, ex-RAAF.
Ran businesses in Australia, China and Thailand.
Author of 'Absence of Doubt' and 'The Santiago Gospel', both published by DWPress and available in Kindle and paperback on Amazon.
- Observation Point is archived in Pandora, Australia's Web Archive, set up by the National Library of Australia.
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Author Archives: Anthony
Occasionally, yes it’s true, ole Bill the Bard got it wrong. Take when he had Mark Antony, bemoaning Caesar’s passing, say, “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” As we are seeing with … Continue reading
Bet you thought I was going to say The Bible, right? Or maybe Lord of the Rings, or The Cat in the Hat? All worthy contenders, I admit, but no. For me the greatest story is The Emperor’s New Clothes. … Continue reading
She rose to her feet uncertainly and looked arround the assembled group. She was silent for a moment, as though she was dragging the words from deep inside her. Finally, she spoke. “I,” she said, “am an addict.” The others … Continue reading
Dear Kim, Not a bad effort yesterday morning. I thought the soviet reference a shade hyperbolic, but then, if you run an organisation that includes the Daily Telegraph, I suppose that subtlety isn’t going to be your long suite. In fact, your … Continue reading
That sound you can hear, the one that’s pitched slightly higher than a tree load of startled cockatoos but is marginally less harmonious, that’s the sound of the media howling with fury at the suggestion that some sort of industry … Continue reading
I sat with my friend Harvey – I’ve told you about him in other columns, Vietnam vet, thousand yard stare, graying ponytail, expanding er, middle section, fanatical Grateful Dead fan and DIY philosopher, you remember. He climbed to his feet, went to … Continue reading
Conservation groups across Australia are aroused at the news that the once considered endangered species, Queenslandicus Moronicus, has seen a sudden and entirely unexpected revival. With the death of Joe Bjelke Petersen and his sidekick Fat Albert, it was widely … Continue reading
Politicians – for the most part, anyway – aren’t stupid. But, like the rest of we mere mortals, they’re apt to do stupid things. And they’re at their stupidest when when their reason for doing something is based on … Continue reading
Ernest Hemingway once wrote a short story of six words: For sale, baby shoes, never worn. Now, be honest, you felt something as you read those six words, right? Aside from showing Hemingway’s brilliance, they teach us about the … Continue reading