The kindness of others

November 28, 2012

I’ve been thinking about kindnesses between strangers or near-strangers and today I thought I’d share two kindnesses I’ve been on the receiving end of. Many, many years ago I was the set designer and fabricator for the International Puppet Carnival at Fed Square. I did a call out through various networks for anyone who wanted […]

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E. W. Cole and his humanitarian guerilla marketing campaign

November 22, 2012

When I was young I had one of the many “Funny Picture Books’ put out by E. W. Cole, a book merchant from Melbourne. Each page had 2 or 3 columns of text and pictures like an old newspaper and had stories, jokes and cartoons of various sorts. As I recall I never found them […]

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(Almost) instant kindness on a train

September 29, 2012

The other day I was on the train and a lady got on and sat across from me. She had headphones in and was poking on her MP3 player, and around every 5 seconds she sniffed.   It wasn’t that she had been crying, she clearly had a cold. Sniff. Sniff. Sniff. Sniff. Sniff. I […]

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