George Gilbert was a young man of about 25 years when he emigrated to Port Phillip with his much older wife and the children from her first marriage. The son of an English landscape painter, George was himself an artist of some minor talent who had determined to look for opportunities in the new agricultural enterprise that was right then emerging at the bottom end of the world. George’s wife, Anne has been described as “one of the more exotic of the early colonists”, (Serville: Port Phillip Gentlemen) and had previously moved freely in literary circles and the London avant garde.
Thus, Greenwich Village was considered the East Coast birthplace of the Beatnik movement in the 1950’s. The traditions from the area’s Italian immigrants were the physical host of the social movement, where new forms of art, music, poetry, and literature flourished and characterized the spirit of the street. The Italian heritage mixed with the Bohemian culture of Greenwich Village provides a unique aesthetic to Carmine Street, where both narratives can be seen on the street today..
This is probably a good time to say “it’s the thought that counts”. And I am delighted to note that one child seems to have shown the same lack of willpower as me when it comes to a box of chocolates. I’m not going to look up what “lube” is because I have an idea what it might be and I don’t want to go there..
One of the quirks of living at the arse end of the world is the way that, for a couple of hours a day, Australia gets to own the web while everyone else sleeps. Or everyone in the English speaking world anyway. You can see the effect in the trending topics at Twitter’s homepage every now and then, when something goes totally off in Vegemiteville.
‘The vast majority of kids games on the market are trying to be ‘my first video game’, they’re trying to hold your hand every step of the way and they’re usually very linear. A lot of kids these days are growing up with gamer parents and by the time they’re six or seven they’ve completely mastered everything aimed at them. And the next thing in line is something that’s not appropriate for them to play.
For some downtown workers, this was a day of work that never began. Just saw the building I work in come down, said businessman Gabriel Ioan, in shock outside City Hall, a cloud of smoke and ash from the World Trade Center behind him. Just saw the top of Trade Two come down.
The word “euthanasia” comes from the Greek word meaning “good death” or “dying well”. A suitable definition for “euthanasia” would be “the practice of intentionally ending a human life in order to relieve intractable pain and suffering”. It is the “intractable pain and suffering” of the person that we are most concerned with.